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Dave is Concerned and Jim is Caught on Camera

Nell: You’re not going to believe this.

Me: I just might.

Nell: My friend Dorothy was in Torquay yesterday.

Me: That’s not unbelievable. You told me she loves the English Riviera.

Nell: She adores it. Too many palm trees for me but each to their own.

Me: Whatever it is, Dave seems rather troubled.

Nell: What do you mean?

Me: He’s wearing his Extremely Focussed and Slightly Concerned Face which usually means we’re running out of bacon.

Nell: David is understandably concerned.

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. What’s happened?

Nell: If I could get a word in edgeways I’d tell you.

Me: Go on.

Nell: So, Dorothy was passing the Princess Theatre.

Me: I performed there several times you know with the Torquay Operatic Society.

Nell: This is not about you, or your chequered past.

Me: I don’t have a chequered past.

Nell: May I continue?

Me: Of course.

Nell: Dorothy happened to glance inside and saw Jim the Farm Dog with Rita Pawreno.

Me: Rita Pawreno the dancing chihuahua?

Nell: Yes.

Me: Married to Rocky Martin, Mutley’s Puerto Rican cousin?

Nell: Exactly.

Me: Well, they do live in Torquay.

Nell: I know but Dorothy says Jim looked worried.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: She even took a photo. Look.

Me: Has Harriet seen this?

Nell: Certainly not. She called Jim earlier but he was too busy to talk.

Me: You don’t think Jim is having a dalliance with Rita, do you?

Nell: A dalliance?

Me: A flirtation.

Nell: Yes, I know what it means. Good grief.

Me: I can see the headlines now. ‘Jim the Farm Dog carelessly abandons love of his life Harriet Martin for the glamour and glitz of the English Riviera and a dancing chihuahua.’

Nell: Calm down you’re getting carried away again.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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