by David Foulds
Me: (Finding on the premises a rather blurred and not quite recognisable person with apparently energetically bouncing other forms attached). Hello, can I help you?
She: Oh. No worries. I am quite all right.
Me: Looking for someone?
She: I am trying to get to the office. I am just following these dogs. (The blurry bouncers can now to be identified as a pair of hounds, on leads).
Me: Ah . . . you want the reception desk at the Bradbury Centre then? You are quite near. I guess those dogs will know the way.
She: They are better than a brain. I used to have one myself, but it’s completely gone these days.
Me: Same here. I mean my brain is not working too well either.
She: Anyway, thanks for your help, John.
Me: I am David, Betty.
She: Who is Betty?
Me: Excuse me. So sorry. Did I get your name wrong? That is always happening!
She: I’m Vi. Anyway I hope your day will be a really great one David.
Me: Yes, me too . . or should that be you too . . . or . . . what? HELP!!!
©David Foulds July 2023.
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