ONE of my business partners, Shaun, was delighted to spot a perfect Gucci jacket in Flannels in Leeds. Unfortunately they didn't have it in his size.
A couple of phonecalls revealed that Selfridges in Manchester did indeed have one of the hard-to-get-hold-of £2,500 garments to fit him. So he excitedly jumped in his car and made his way over the Pennines.
When he got there, shamefaced staff barely dared to admit that the prized jacket had been sent over to the Leeds store as it had been baggsied by another customer ... one Rio Ferdinand.
Shaun, understandably, was hopping mad that he'd been chasing around for nothing.
He's still to calm down - or get his hands on that must-have jacket!