Lifestyle Support Guru back with some useful advice on how to avoid creepy old men talking to you in the pub:
Always have a book and a Nintendo DS with you when going to the pub on your own. You will find this useful for when an old man comes and sits next to your table (even though there are empty tables all over the place) and starts asking you about your book:
Him: Good book?
Me: Seems to be but I’ve only just started it. (Go back to reading)
Him: What’s it about?
Me: Well, so far it’s about the Resistance in 1942 in the south of France but it also goes back to the 4th century but I’m only on page 8. (Go back to reading)
Him: Is Charles de Gaulle in it?
Me: No idea, but I doubt it because he didn’t come back to France until everyone else had made it safe for him in 1944. (Go back to reading)
Him: Is Hitler in it?
Me: Probably not because I don’t think he holidayed in the south of France. (Change to DS because he’s obviously not going to stop asking questions)
Him: What are you playing? Crosswords? Chess?
Me: No, Indiana Jones Lego.
Silence… and then he finishes his drink quickly and leaves. (Go back to reading)