When you have been with your partner for 38 years, you would think there wasn't too much you didn't know about them.
We were watching the English tv show Vera last night. The show is set in and around Newcastle in the north of England, where R comes from. The scene was set in a pub.
R: I worked in that hotel. It was at the base of the High Level Bridge.
Me: Fascinating dearest. You've worked in so many places, it is a wonder you can remember.
R: Yes, my brother in law to be and me both worked there as we were saving to go to Butlins (a holiday camp of the most ghastly variety, but this is with hindsight) and of course that was where I met Cat Stevens. The hotel has changed........
Me: Stop! Now! What did you just say?
R: About meeting Cat Stevens?
Me: Yes, you've never told me that before?
R: Thought I had. Cat Stevens was Irish (I didn't know that) The pub was owned by an Irishman and he was a friend of Cat and he came to visit him once at the hotel and we were introduced.
Me: How come you have never told me this?
R: I thought I had. He was only semi famous then.
I used to find Cat Stevens so sexy before he became a weird religious Moslem nutter who agreed with murder of those critical of the prophet Mohammed. I am quite perplexed as to why I did not know R had met Cat Stevens.