[…] ‘It isn’t very comfortable.’ She hands the bra to the shop assistant. ‘I’d like a refund.’
What she doesn’t say, because it would be too humiliating, is that she was wearing the black satin bra last night when she was undressing, and Marcus had stared at her long and thoughfully and said, ‘Keynes believed that this latest stage of capitalism, characterized by financialisation of the economy, represents the domination of speculation over enterprise.’
In other words, he didn’t even bloody notice. […]
Marina Lewycka in Various Pets Alive and Dead (Penguin, 2013, p. 251).