On day-release from work to college I went into Woolworth's and bought my dad a Neil Sedaka album for his birthday. Of course, it was the vinyl record so rather conspicuous even in its Woolies' bag and I was ribbed mercilessly all afternoon by my classmates.
My cousin's two kids were with us for the day. They were about 5 and 7 at the time and I had the idea of renting them a couple of videos. I went to the video shop with another cousin--he was about 15 at the time. I sent him into the video shop while I did some shopping and met him a bit later. As per my instructions he had gone to the counter and asked rather sheepishly if they had any Winnie the Pooh videos--the kids' favourite at the time. To his consternation the assistant--a rather pretty girl in her late teens--said loudly, 'Oo, do you like Winnie the Pooh as well? He's my favourite.' Then shouting to someone in a back room, 'Did those Winnie the Pooh vids come back yet? There's a lad here who wants to rent some.' My cousin said he quickly paid for the videos and left. I don't think he had the nerve to ever go in there again in case the girl remembered him and asked him if he'd seen Winnie's new vid.