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How I went through the danger zone

Published 28/12/2012 | 05:00

• I would not really be regarded as a pushover, but there is something about feminine logic that invariably bamboozles and befuddles me.

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We had brought suitably essential gifts for all the children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, bankrupting ourselves along the way. I was sitting down with an Irish coffee guaranteed to provoke a cardiac event, when my beloved got in first: "Get your coat on, or there'll be nothing left in the sales," she commanded.

Were I easily shocked I would have shuffled off years ago, confronted by such flashes of spontaneous direction from the fairer sex.

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