Saturday, 25 August 2012

One cow, one vote


No!' mooed Captain Bill, 'No! No! No! No! No!'

'Is that to going to the pirate jamboree or to Queen Phoebe coming with us?' asked Norma.

'All of it!' replied Captain Bill.

'But we've already talked to you about going to the pirate jamboree and you agreed that we could!'

'I've changed my mind,' replied Captain Bill, 'it would be wrong of me, as your captain, to let you place your lives...and mine...in danger.'

'But we all want to go,' pointed out Norma, 'and we've all said so...and we've taken a vote...and signed a form...and then taken a 2nd vote.'

'But as it clearly needs pointing out,' replied Captain Bill, 'this is not a democracy! We have a leader and so these decisions are mine and mine alone.'

'But you voted to go as well,' said Norma.

'..........................................................................................I misunderstood the question,' replied Captain Bill.

'Do you want to go to the big horrible dangerous pirate jamboree? You misunderstood that?' asked Norma.

'Your problem is you don't realise how busy I am!' mooed Captain Bill.

'What's that got to do with it?' asked Norma. 'Look, you voted to go! Actually according to the official returning officer you voted in favour of going 137 times!'

'I wondered where Cyril had got to,' said Captain Bill.

'Well I concede there might have been a slight miscount,' replied Norma, 'but we really do want to go...and Queen Phoebe is very determined that she's coming with us.'

'No!' exclaimed Captain Bill, 'I won't have it! I won't have my authority undermined.....................any more than it already is!'

1 comment:

Armenoi said...

So that's it then. Not only will she go but she will no doubt end up wearing a captain's hat and a knitted compass.