"It's very nice of you darling. It's a lovely thought," she said, and kissed me on the top of my head.
No, I didn't know what those words meant when they were spoken to me at 7:20am either. I grunted, to acknowledge receipt of the words, and buried my head under the duvet. I heard the front door close as she left for work about a minute later. I returned to sleep.
I stumbled down the stairs about an hour later, yawning and rubbing my eyes. On arrival at the bottom of the stairs I encountered this box standing in the hallway, just inside the front door. The name and address on the label were mine.
I became tremendously excited, my new bike had arrived! Well, new to me, it's actually quite an old bike.
No matter what age you are, I thought, there's nothing more exciting than receiving a new bicycle. I considered this for a short while and realised that there was probably one thing more exciting than receiving a new bicycle - receiving a new bicycle that you weren't expecting.
I sauntered off to the kitchen for coffee. As I drank I puzzled over the enigmatic phrase that I'd half heard earlier. "It's a lovely thought", "It's very nice of you". What could those words refer to? Had I dreamt them? How could she know what I was thinking?
When I finished my coffee a few minutes later I was no wiser. I returned to the exciting package. Despite being an old bicycle, the sender had managed to find an almost new cycle box to pack it in. Large and prominent logos were emblazoned over it. It was clearly from the well known cycle manufacturer Trek. I made my way round to the front of the box. It was there that I found this label.
Suddenly it all became clear. I may have some explaining to do this evening.