Nell Is Not Singing Today

Nell: I’m not singing this morning.

Me: That’s fine.

Nell: I’m not even humming.

Me: No problem.

Nell: Just letting you know.

Me: I didn’t actually know you were supposed to be performing.

Nell: Performing?

Me: Yes. Have people bought tickets?

Nell: I’m talking about Sunday Songs.

Me: Oh, I see.

Nell: I usually sing along.

Me: Right.

Nell: But it’s far too hot to sing today.

Me: Yes. It was far too hot yesterday too. We can only hope that tomorrow will bring us some relief.

Nell: Yesterday doesn’t matter and neither does tomorrow.

Me: I wouldn’t say that, Nell.

Nell: You don’t have Saturday Songs, or Monday Songs, do you?

Me: Life can’t just revolve around singing.

Nell: I’m not talking about life. I’m talking about Sunday Songs and the fact that it’s too hot.

Me: I think the heat might be making you a little grumpy.

Nell: I think you should keep your thoughts to yourself.

Me: How about a nice iced tea?

Nell: I beg your pardon?

Me: I could add some ice cubes and a slice of lemon.

Nell: Have you gone completely mad?

Me: Iced tea is awfully popular with lots of people. Especially in this weather.

Nell: If you think I’m starting my day with a freezing cold cup of tea you are very mistaken.

Me: You don’t have it in a cup. You have it in a tall glass.

Nell: Stop right now. You’ll be suggesting cold toast next.

Me: Fresh fruit might be a better idea.

Nell: I accept that we’re not having our usual full English breakfast and even that there’ll be no roast today, but I will not give up my hot buttered toast and marmalade, or my cup of Earl Grey.

Me: It was just a suggestion. Sorry.

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