Maybelle's pulling together a pile of stuff for Refugee Week later this month. It looks interesting so I ask:
"Are we having a launch event?"
"Oh yes. I think. Sort of, probably, yes."
This surprises me as Maybelle's not one of our cast of inveterate dissemblers. Until it dawns on me that Mary's holding the purse strings.
"What's the activity for the launch event?"
"She wants drums."
"Not because most of them are Africans... ?(!)"
"I couldn't possibly say. She's just got it into her head that it has to be drums."
"I suppose we should be grateful it's not corn dollies."