Seth has a new toy. A brand new, big, boisterous drill.
"How the hell did you manage to get that?"
"Well, himself wanted those notice boards putting up at Roadkill and Glass Road and Spadespit and Milkbeck p.d.q. but didn't want to pay for Building Services to do it."
"So I recall."
"So I was telling Jim and Milton about this and Julia was earwigging and they said that they couldn't understand what the problem was. So I asked T.Aldous again and he said to tell Maisie to check out the prices and set up an order. So that's what I did. Central Procurement told Maisie to get the drill from Argos because the council gets a discount; she set the order up; I went over and I come back with the drill. Cost less than it would for the council's joiner to go over and just do Glass Road."
"So I went over and did Roadkill and Milkbeck and Spadespit. Done and sorted. When I come back T.Aldous said: 'I've authorised the order for the drill, you'll soon be able to get it.' So I telled him: 'I've got it.' Priceless."
"Done and dusted?"
"I've still got to go out to Roadkill. I was going to go out this morning but he said no way. 'We have to decide where some of the stuff on the wall needs to go so that it's clear for the noticeboards.' Just imagine that: paying for a chippie to go out to put up noticeboards and telling him to come back another day because you've not decided where they're going!"
No wonder you can't move in this place for stuff that's been bought years back and is still awaiting decision as to where it's going.