A boy called Chris was teasing me about my glasses:
Do you read a lot of books? I bet you do.
Reading books was not cool at age 9 in St Albans.
Wearing glasses was not cool at age 9 anywhere.
Fifteen years later I walked into a shop on London’s famous Oxford Street and saw an incredible sight: fake glasses on sale as a fashion item!
I knew I wasn’t cool back then. But I bet Chris wears fake glasses now.