I bought something on the John Lewis gift list website the other day. It was a wedding present, and I was purchasing it on behalf of my Mum.
Anyway, I got a confirmation email in return and since I’d put my title as “The Revd” I got this:
Dear The Saunders …
It seems that I am the definite article after all.
Perhaps not the best thing to be advertising on my blog during Lent but the kind folks of Saunders Chocolates in Penrith, Cumbria sent me this kind email:
Thought you might like to visit www.saunderschocolates.co.uk
Apparently the lovely Jane went to visit them a couple of years ago, on her way back from a conference in Liverpool.
“Hello!” she said, quite the cheery thing. “My surname is Saunders!”
“Oh!” said the woman behind the counter, quite unimpressed.
Still, their chocolate was nice.