"That'll be fifty pounds," she says. "Minimum pricing, remember? New legislation – whoever asks has to pay at least fifty pounds."
"But we're married, for goodness' sake!"
"Doesn't matter. Government says it makes sure one partner never takes the other for granted."
Handing over the money, he grumbles, "Political correctness gone mad."
"Nevertheless, no money, no me."
"Couldn't we just agree to ask each other in turn and pass the money back and forth?"
"No. I'm saving for a new car." Smiling, she reaches for him.