So, the Actress was back in. The one Matthew didn't recognise. We've ended up ordering a second-hand book for her from Abe. Normally we charge a fiver 'handling fee' for such services. Are we going to charge her? What do you think? She really is just too damn pretty and we want her to come back. Every day. Oh god we're pathetic.
When I worked in Islington the actress Saffron Burrows used to come in to the Waterstone's quite a bit. My colleague Michael was truly smitten. He used to literally turn to jelly when she was around and never quite managed to get his words out. It was very funny to watch but I understood his pain. We really are useless in the presence of beautiful women and any man who pretends otherwise is a damn liar or, a sociopath.