The girl I am going to mentor just rang to say she's too sick to see me today. I was chatting to her mum, who's a part-time teacher and is enjoying the last few days of the school holidays. As the dark clouds had gathered and the rain came pelting down earlier this morning, she decided to use the spare time she had to soak in a bath for a while.
"Oooh, lovely," I said. "I don't have a bath at my place. I've sometimes thought I should get a plastic chair and drag it into the shower and just sit in it while the water flows."
"Isn't that something old people do?"
Well, I've always thought I was wise beyond my years. Or just wet behind the ears?