He drove slowly up to the house, got out of the car and opened the tailgate.
He knew there would be questions.
“Where have you been? You’ve been a long time.”
“Oh nowhere …… I went and had a look at the sea. I’ll sort out the shopping and then make us a nice cup of tea”
He clicked the kettle on and started putting the shopping away. First the things for the freezer ….. then the fridge …. then the rest – tins, teas, chocolate, bogroll.
He’d been given a memento from his morning’s adventures; it was wrapped in it’s own bag.
He was just about to throw it into the bin when his wife spotted it in his hand.
“Oh well done – you remembered”
He started to panic.
“I dropped them I’m afraid – better just chuck them out.”