Tuesday, 22 April 2014
When pirate sheep go shopping
'They still didn't have any of those vanilla wafers,' bleated Lefty.
'That's poor,' replied Flossie. 'In this day and age there's really no excuse for not maintaining a reasonable stock level.'
'Apparently they were expecting a new consignment but the ship was attacked by pirates.'
'The irony of the situation is not lost upon me,' sighed Flossie.
'But anyway,' continued Lefty, 'while we were on the way back, Dave spotted the catalogues, in one of those weatherproof plastic things outside the factory.'
'Nicely explained,' said Flossie.
'I tried to do it as naturally as possible,' replied Lefty.
'Mission accomplished!' said Flossie. 'So, on with the brochure perusal?'
'At first glance it's even better than we'd hoped.'
'Indeed!' replied Flossie. 'I don't think I've been this excited since the last time I was this excited.'
Hookey tapped several times.
'Really?' said Flossie. 'What page?'
And Hookey tapped again and everyone turned to that section.
'Blimey!' said Flossie. 'Who would have thought it? That really is forward thinking!'
'And they come in a range of sizes and colours,' added Lefty.
'It's that sort design innovation that puts companies clear of their rivals,' said Flossie.
'And have you seen page 73?' asked Lefty.
And so everyone turned to page 73.
'Well I never!' bleated Flossie. 'This solves all our problems and several that we never knew we had. Seems almost a shame to have to ransack the place in a wanton orgy of piratical mischief but that's the way the cookie crumbles.'
'Could not level the place to the ground as we're leaving?' suggested Lefty.
'I'll have a think about it,' replied Flossie. '....................Probably will though.'