A MAN has committed himself to buying some cushions from a shop, regardless of public opinion.
Julian Cook, who is straight, single and lives by himself in Reading, has refused to buy any more cushions online, insisting he has a right to see and feel them before making a decision.
He said: “I like cushions. They’re comfortable and they make my sofa look nice, and that makes my living room look nice.
“It’s not as if I’m putting them on my bed.”
But Eleanor Shaw, who works in Debenham’s Reading store, said: “I’ve heard rumours of things like this happening in other stores. I’ll do my best, but I don’t know what he thinks he’s playing at.”
Cook added: “I’m not being paranoid. The sales assistant will give me a weird look – or be overly familiar – and my friends, both gay and straight, will make fun of me.
“Can I just buy some cushions without it being a big fucking deal?”