A pashmina seller in the Old City of Jerusalem did today.
R got more than he bargained for when he went in to buy a pashmina. The owner asked him to mind the shop while he popped out for a bit, and shortly afterwards he found himself behind the counter with a shop full of French tourists!
But wait, there’s more – the owner of an antiquities shop did the same thing! Was it that honest face, do you think?
(With his permission I can now reveal that R is actually the Rev’d Ralph Bowles, rector of St Stephen’s Cooparoo in Brisbane!)