Simon says Terry never owned a suit and wouldn’t expect us to wear one at his funeral.
Simon says the family wants us all to wear casual clothes: “As if we were just going to the pub with Terry one last time.”
I chose conservatively, a dark short sleeved shirt, black jeans. My hand stretched past the Nike trainers and selecting office shoes instead. I wear them to the pub in case we go to a club after - it’s within the spirit of the rules.
I arrive and all are suited and booted. Even Simon has the audacity to come in a tie.
“What happened to casual wear?” I ask.
“This is casual,” Simon says.
“When did you last wear a tie to the pub?”
Simon says: “It’s still a funeral mate. Besides, it is a Bugs Bunny tie.”
I don’t listen to what Simon says anymore.