Saturday 3rd July 2010, ~4.45pm BST. Things you can't believe you've said out loud, #487.
"Diego Maradona looks more attractive now than he ever has"
Fortunately my husband not only understood that this was a comment on relative attractiveness, not absolute attractiveness (with the greatest of respect, I'd not put Mr. Maradona up there with, for example, Robert Redford [well, Robert Redford a few years back
]). He was also able to explain this abberrant statement in full:
1) It's the beard - apparently the beard-with-white-in can not be resisted
2) It's the beard and the suit - the beard adds a bit of scruffiness, and apparently women are also unable to resist a slightly scruffy bloke in a good suit
3) It's the lack of drugs - the fact he no longer looks completely insane / out of his face would move anyone up the attractiveness chart
4) It's the loss of weight - he may not be the slenderest or fittest, but again from where he was not so long ago he could only improve!