Well I had a few things to do this morning, and a few places to go, and as always, I was proudly bald
The 'Mystery Shop', however, was last on my list of places to go. Not intentionally, its just the way it was.
As I parked the car (the car park/parking lot is about a 2 minute walk from the shop), the urge to throw a baseball cap on my head was, as always, strong, but I told myself that I'm a mature/middle aged/getting older by the second kind of guy, I've been through plenty of difficult situations in my life, and that going into a shop to buy a magazine without a baseball cap on my head was most likely the easiest thing I'd have to do all year.
So I got out of the car, walked about 30 seconds towards the shop, then lost my nerve and went back and sat in the car for a minute or two, during which time I told myself how stupid I was being, and that I just needed to get a grip. So I did.
I then got out of the car again, walked directly to the shop, and hey presto! I did it!
The only tiny problem was that the shop itself, and the shops on either side of it, had signs in their windows to say they were closed because of an electrical fault, and that they'd be open again tomorrow
So I drove home, had some beer, and decided that I'll put myself through it all again tomorrow, when hopefully there will actually be someone inside the shop I can show my head off to
But at least I tried