Thursday, 30 June 2016
Keeping an elephant happy
'Just another dozen and I'll be fine,' Norman trumpeted.
'Are you sure?' Annie asked. 'Mr Lord Sir Cyril made himself ill by under eating.'
'I think he did,' Annie replied. 'I have a memory of him doing so which means it may have actually happened.'
'I can remember that 673 days ago he ate 15 Dundee cakes in 5 minutes and 32 seconds and I'm sure that happened.'
'That's because you are an elephant!!!!!' Annie mooed and she put down her bun shovel and gave Norman yet another huge hug.
'Thanks,' said Norman.
Mon pleasureables,' Annie replied. 'And now, while the next munch of buns are baking, I shall listen to tales of your most recent times.'
'There's not much to tell really,' Norman began. 'Her Queenshipfulness tends to keep me busy. 'Norman, lift this with your trunk.' 'Norman, move that with your trunk.' It's almost entirely trunk based work.'
'But there is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more to an elephant than just a trunk!' Annie cried and she hugged Norman several times........and then several more times...and then several more.
'Ta!' Norman said 'And I've taken up tap dancing.'
'Then you may join in if you wish,' she said.
And Annie did a very well rehearsed, 'Norman is an elephant and I luffs him' dance.
But Norman just watched.
And by then the buns were ready.