"You've been struggling lately," I say to Lupin as he wrestles with a People's Network workstation. "You usually come out to the public PCs pretty quickly when they go up in smoke. Are they running you ragged on the new leisure centre already?"
"Oh no, there's plenty of time yet for that one. We've just not been able to get out much lately."
Something about his demeanour tweaked my curiosity.
"Not been able to get out much?"
"Any particular reason?"
"No particular reason."
"Are you sure?"
"(sigh) If you must know, the business administration team forgot to renew the tax and insurance on the van fleet."