An A-Z of magazine life: J…

J is for: Jumpers.  The air con in our old building was so ancient it barely came to life during the hotter months and we all used desk fans to keep ourselves awake.  Come the winter, though, and the offices would turn arctic and desk fans were switched for fan heaters. We kept the facilities dept on their toes with our complaints that it always seemed much colder/hotter down one end of the office than the other. Having a ready supply of cosy hand-knitted jumpers from the deep recesses of the knitting cupboard was a perk of the job and the twice-yearly sales of said garments were always a well-attended scrum.

At the other end of the scale, there lurked in the inner recesses of the knitting cupboard a rather fetching skimpy knitted bikini, surely meant for posing in only and not for getting wet?!  It provided hours of happy fun when whisked from the cupboard to startle any hapless passing male, who would then be rigorously quizzed as to what he thought of it. Thankfully for all concerned, they never insisted we model it for them…


Author: Hampton Caught

The rants and ramblings of an ex Deputy Fiction Editor of Woman's Weekly magazine.

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