Tuesday, 23 February 2010
A proken bump.
'And,' said Captain Bill,'if there's one thing I cannot abide it's people jumping to conclusions!'
'I'll jump on something in a minute!' muttered Bertha.
'Look,' said Norma,' shall we all just agree that the pump is a bit broken?'
'Indeed!' replied Captain Bill,'I think we can all agree that the pump, for reasons that have yet to be...'
'IT'S THE SPOON!'
'...that have yet to be fully established,'continued Captain Bill,'has become a bit damaged.'
Bertha looked at Captain Bill who backed away ever so slightly.
'So I suppose we'll just have to finish clearing the water with buckets,' said Norma.
'Mmm,' said Captain Bill.
'Was that it then?' asked Bertha.
'Sorry?' said Captain Bill.
'I think,' said Norma,'that Bertha was hoping that you might say something a bit more encouraging, a bit more...Captainy.'
So for a while Captain Bill stood and thought.
'Well,' he said in the end,'the sooner you get started, the sooner you'll have it finished.'
And Bertha made a mental note of where to place the spoon when she found it.