Yesterday, I bought a packet of plasters from the WH Smith at work because my boots are rubbing on the back of my left foot, just above the heel. The girl behind the counter, who is always chatty whenever anyone buys anything, rather took me aback.
Firstly, she checked that the size was okay for me - which, tbh, I was fine with as I hadn’t read the contents of the box - she then asked if I wanted any help putting it on (the plaster, not my boot) as she would be more than happy to oblige.
This struck me as a slightly odd thing to do. I’d have found it slightly odd if I’d bought them from a health professional at a pharmacy never mind an overpriced but highly convenient misery Smiths and I can’t still work out if I am amused, offended or bewildered by offer.
Have you had any slightly odd interactions with strangers? Tell me them, please.