Me: How did you know a kiss was just what I needed?
Nell: You and me. Remember? I know these things.
Me: Well, thank you. I know it isn’t something you do lightly. You’re not the kissing type.
Nell: I’m certainly not.
Me: Unlike Dave.
Nell: David is exceptionally cuddly. He loves a PDA.
Me: Public Display of Affection?
Nell: Public Demand for Affection you mean.
Me: Harriet’s the same and she is also generous with her kisses.
Nell: Yes, we have all been kissed by Harriet.
Me: We have.
Nell: But not everyone wears their heart on their collar, you know. It is perfectly acceptable to be reserved.
Me: True. Poppy can be very wary.
Nell: Can you blame her after that shocking incident with the over affectionate poodle?
Me: It was a little full on for a barista.
Nell: You don’t expect to be kissed when you’re just popping out for a quick Starbarks.
Nell: Poppy was quite taken aback. It was lucky for the poodle that she wasn’t carrying her sword.
Nell: I think John the Doberman is going to have to let it go. It can’t be trusted with the new social distancing rules.
Me: Is Starbarks open again then?
Nell: Yes. Only takeaways, of course, but John says he can finally see light at the end of the funnel.
Me: Don’t you mean tunnel?
Nell: I do not. Have you never heard of pour over coffee?
Me: Do you mean filter coffee?
Nell: Yes. The filter goes in the funnel.
Me: I see. You made my day with that morning kiss, Nell. It was so unexpected.
Nell: Unexpected kisses are the best. Except for Poppy and that poodle, of course. Now, can we get on with our day?
Me: Yes. Sorry.