Day 10 of your Car Boot Tales Advent Calendar

Car Boot Tales started as a series of Facebook posts several years ago. The stories were kept short because anyone browsing through Facebook first thing in the morning is looking to get all of their information and entertainment in 300 words or less – and that’s being generous.

This is one of those original stories, although of course by the time it made it into the book, I could tell the whole story, with all of the subtle nuances that didn’t make it into the first draft. To be fair, they’re not that subtle – this buyer was a potato, which is why he is referred to as such.