Monday, November 23, 2009
The Harvester (Slight Reflux)
Mrs Edmonds is cooking Noel's favourite meal, salmon steak with buttered new potatoes and tinned Smedley peas. Noel always orders this meal when he goes to his favourite restaurant, The Harvester.
"Sauce, darling?" Mrs Edmonds calls from the kitchen.
"Sorry, darling?" replies Noel.
"Would you like sauce with your salmon?"
For the first time in his long life, Noel is not sure about something. He dithers. Mrs Edmonds begins to get a little irritated.
"I said would you like sauce? I'll have to make it straight away if you want it."
Noel is confused. He really doesn't know. He really doesn't know whether he wants sauce or not.
"For the last time, darling!"
"Sauce or not?"
"Sauce or not?" Noel repeats, parrot fashion.
"YES! DILL OR NO DILL?"