Waiting Nicely

Nell: David was given a biscuit.

Me: It was just one biscuit, Nell. Kev said he waited for it really nicely.

Nell: I waited for it really nicely too.

Me: You’ll get the next one, I expect.

Nell: There is only so much Waiting a Labrador can do.

Me: But you Labradors are excellent at Waiting. Poppy has no patience at all.

Nell: Poppy is far too busy to wait for anything.

Me: Waiting isn’t part of her vocabulary.

Nell: She shouted, ‘Chop chop’ at Malcolm during breakfast service this morning and he diced the bacon.

Me: Oh no. Could it still go in sandwiches?

Nell: No. He and Manuel had to make omelettes instead.

Me: I expect they were delicious.

Nell: They were when we finally got them.

Me: Omelettes take time to prepare, Nell.

Nell: Yes, there was an awful lot of Waiting involved and the queue went right out into the garden.

Me: Lucky you are so good at it then.

Nell: Just because one is good at something does not mean one enjoys it.

Me: True.

Nell: The larger animals’ tummies were rumbling so loudly I couldn’t hear the news on the radio.

Me: You need Bluetooth headphones like Kev.

Nell: I don’t want to listen to tummies rumbling through headphones, thank you very much. It was quite loud enough without them.

Me: Never mind. Why did you want to listen to the news?

Nell: The Cat was being interviewed about the lion in the orchard.

Me: Has it seen it again?

Nell: Yes. Sitting in a tree would you believe?

Me: Isn’t that more of a tiger thing to do? Maybe it was Beauregard? Was The Cat wearing glasses?

Nell: Certainly not. The Cat only needs glasses for reading. Do keep up.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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