If you wear a red coat be prepared for comments (and jokes and suggestions….)
I once had a young friend ask me ‘Pauline do you know where my granny is?’. When I said I didn’t think I knew his granny, he said ‘Oh sorry – I thought you were Little Red Riding Hood!’.
In church one day, a deacon came up to me with a letter and said ‘Oh sorry! I thought you were a letter box!’.
And just yesterday afternoon in Belfast city centre, a complete stranger accosted my husband and me in the street saying, ‘I hope you don’t mind – but you’re so cute! I love red coats!’ As he left us, he shouted ‘Happy Christmas! And God bless!’
I don’t think I have ever had an item of clothing which produced so many comments, from the many who have simply admired it to the more jovial comments above.
What is it about a red coat?