From “Where There’s a Will” on “Missed Opportunities”
It’s well known that John Betjeman, summing up his regrets on his deathbed, said “Not enough sex.”
Mortimer goes on to relate a story from his youth involving a proposition from a bald lady,. He thought this sexual encounter would be more feasible if he took off his glasses so he could not see what was before him. We are talking about these kinds of spectacles
After I’d parked the car I rang the top bell, as I had seen her do beside the front door, and was rewarded by a deeply sexy voice saying, “come upstairs.” I obeyed, with my glasses off, and found the top flat’s door opened by a blurred but distinctly bald figure wearing a dressing gown. I threw my arms round it, only to discover it was a bald.headed, quite elderly man and I was in the wrong house.
Oh dear. Reminds me of a scene that Mr. Auberon Waugh might dream up. Auberon was the son of the famous novelist, a bon vivant and wickedly funny essayist for Spectator.
I will share some of his stories in the next several days! Stay tuned!