Can a person be kitsch?
He’s sweet, but he wears trouser braces with a garish shirt and hat and brightly coloured cords.
I give him a chance, but then he invites me back to his and I see the living room…
1970s mustard-orange decor and chintzy lamps, and I’m out.
‘I’ll be off,’ I say.
‘Not yet,’ he says.
Even the knife has a an ornate china handle. Yuck.
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