This was one of the subjects that came up in the Friday 5 series last year, so I’m afraid it’s a repeat story from last May. But it was quite funny, so is probably worth another airing:
A few years ago, I did a car boot sale to get rid of a load of stuff I didn’t want any more. One of the first things I sold was a very individual (and hence easy to recognise) silver jewellery box that had been a present from my sister-in-law, but that I had never liked and had ended up gathering dust in a cupboard.
The following evening, I had a text message from my sister in law, saying she’d just been to visit her aunt, who had been proudly showing off her new bargain jewellery box, which she’d bought from the car boot sale the previous day.
Unfortunately, my sister in law didn’t see the funny side.