I'm a sucker for a good new-fashioned online discount voucher.
So, when I got a magazine through from a well-known online sports shop containing my very own discount code, I got excited.
I needed to buy a new pair of running shoes, you see. And because I run in a "particular way" (all down to the war wounds), I always get the same ones - although I do try to buy a different colour each time for the sheer thrill of it.
Which brings me to my point.
I wanted a navy pair this time, but they only had size 13.5 and I'm an 11. I was therefore stuck with the other colour available. And they were, well, a little "different." But still, they were in the sale and I had my discount voucher so what the heck.
I added them to my cart and went to pay. Bugger, I was £8 short of the limit for free delivery - which cost £5.99. So I added three pairs of running socks - which were the same colour as my new "different" trainers - and went to pay. Clever me.
Before putting in my payment details, I added my discount code. Double bugger. My 15% off took me back under the free delivery line - a bit tight that, I'd say - so I had to buy something else. I quickly chose a running tee shirt, again in the same "different" colour. And I paid.
My "free" delivery arrived on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to trying everything out. But tonight I let Charlotte have first go.
I think I'll look great and not in the least like a 6'2" luminous streak of, er, banana.