‘What can I get you to drink?’
It’s midday. He’s clearly decided I must be an alcoholic after dinner the other night.
‘I’m fine for the moment, thanks.’
‘If you’re sure. Shall I show you around?’
This makes me feel very grown-up, since most of my friends’ flats can be viewed in their entirety from the comfort of the hallway. And I’d never suggest a tour of my own place lest my guest has a fear of confined spaces.
He takes me by the hand and we set off.