Nobody is chatty on a Monday

Me: If I didn’t know better I would say you looked guilty.

Nell: Who? Me?

Me: Yes. You. It wouldn’t have anything to do with eating two breakfasts, would it?

Nell: Refusing Food is not something any self respecting Labrador would do. It’s the height of bad manners.

Me: You could have told Kev that I’d already fed you.

Nell: Kev has other things on his mind.

Me: Does he now?

Nell: And it’s Monday. Nobody is chatty on a Monday morning.

Me: True.

Nell: Anyway, the latest news is that Princess and Our Penguin are joining Benjamin on his travelling salesbird rounds.

Me: Really?

Nell: Yes. Our Penguin has been commissioned to make a series of documentaries so it fits in well.

Me: I didn’t know.

Nell: Yes. It’s called ‘Princess Investigates’.

Me: Don’t you think being filmed as well as trying to sell Gull No 5 is going to be even more stressful for Benjamin?

Nell: People are much more likely to buy on camera.

Me: I suppose so.

Nell: And Princess isn’t someone you refuse.

Me: Who commissioned the series anyway?

Nell: A mystery investor. The money has been transferred so we know it’s Bones on Friday.

Me: Don’t you mean bona fide?

Nell: Certainly not. It’s always Bones on Friday if a deal goes through. Everybody knows that.

Me: I didn’t.

Nell: Anyway, as soon as they’ve finished their pancakes they’ll be off.

Me: I bet you wish you hadn’t had two breakfasts now.

Nell: Why?

Me: You could be enjoying Poppy’s pancakes with the others.

Nell: What breakfasts?

Me: You see this is what you do.

Nell: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Me: You pretend to forget.

Nell: And you appear to have forgotten we were discussing Benjamin not breakfasts.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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