It wa my birthday on Tuesday and we went out for a family meal at lunchtime. The meal itself was good, as was the beer and the company and it snowed as well. First time I've taken my birthday off work for about ten years I think and the weather doesn't get any better in February does it?
Anyway one aspect of our lunch that fascinated me was that in a packed pub at around 2:15 there were only three men, including me, in the whole place and one of them was staff. Every table was taking with women eating and chatting away, not the usual retirement age either but women of all ages. I was trying to work out why this should be either a) a shock to me or b) a new social phenomenen when one of the ladies mobile phones rang: "Had to stop for the loo so I thought I'd have a coffee and get some of my paperwork done." Role reversal, all those years in the 80's and 90's when men would spend hours in the pub on 'business' and here is a lady doing exactly that. Of course basing a whole new theory on a sample size of one is a short route to madness but it's a start.