... forgot to mention ... at the checkout at the local Carrefour on Place Keym I catch sight of the assistant's watch - a digital gold effect Casio. It's rather too large for her wrist & it occurs to me it might be a hand-me-down from her dad (or granddad?).
As I fumble with the bank card & try to focus on the keypad, I mention that I had pretty much the identical watch back in 1980. She laughs & says it's 'retro' - "très tendance" these days.
A true Prufrock moment.
I grow old ... I grow old/ I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled ...