Dave makes another mistake

Me: What’s happened? Dave is looking very guilty.

Nell: David is Not to be Trusted and is Under Surveillance.

Me: What has he done?

Nell: It involves a plate of bacon sandwiches.

Me: So he didn’t get a gold star?

Nell: He did not.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: One can eat a bite of a bacon sandwich by mistake.

Me: Yes.

Nell: It even shows restraint. But a whole plate of sandwiches?

Me: Maybe not. How did it happen?

Nell: Shall I read you the witness statement?

Me: Please do.

Nell: ‘I decided to take the long route to The Barn to stretch my legs.’

Me: Exercise is always good.

Nell: ‘The plate was awfully heavy so I ate a couple of sandwiches to lighten the load.’

Me: Well, that makes sense.

Nell: ‘Then the sun came out so I thought I might just stop and enjoy the view.’

Me: It is very beautiful here.

Nell: ‘And when you are enjoying a view in the countryside you need a picnic.’

Me: I love picnics.

Nell: ‘As luck would have it I had a picnic with me. So I ate it.’

Me: All of it?

Nell: Yes. May I continue?

Me: If you must.

Nell: ‘It was only when I started looking for a flask of tea that I remembered it wasn’t my picnic at all.’

Me: It must have been a dreadful shock.

Nell: ‘I would like to apologise for my mistake.’

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: ‘And ask if I could be allowed another try the next time Poppy makes bacon sandwiches.’

Me: Possibly a little over optimistic.

Nell: A little.

Me: Better to have tried and failed then not tried at all.

Nell: Tell that to the larger animals. It was their breakfast.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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