How many times has she suddenly said, something like,
'Don't you think you should get ready dear? '
And I would reply, 'Ready for what? '
And she would say, 'To pick up the paint and wall-paper.'
And I would say, 'What paint and wall-paper? '
And she would say, 'We discussed all this last week.'
And I would say, 'What did we discuss? '
And she would say, 'You of course, decorating the bedroom.'
And I would say, 'I never discussed doing any decorating.'
And she would say, 'Yes you did, last Sunday afternoon.'
And I would say, 'What did I actually say? '
And she would say, 'You agreed to my suggestion and said, yes dear.'
And I would then say, 'And what was I doing at the time? '
And she would say, 'Oh I don't know, you were
probably watching some sport on the television.'
And I would say, 'Oh I see, you attacked again
when my defences were down did you.'
And she would end up by saying,
'Well, don't you think you had better get ready then? '
And I would end up by saying as usual, 'Yes dear.'