'Phone call from Julia, who's busy lurking at Catty Library well out of the way of T.Aldous.
"I've had a telephone call from the Catty Examiner. How many items do we have in stock here?"
"I'll just check the figures... here we go it's... hello? Is anyone there? Hello? Hello? Is there anybody there? ..."
I can hear the noises off of Julia wandering round the library messing round with shelves and telling people which boxes to unpack.
I shouted the number.
(eventually) "I can't hear you, what did you say?"
On balance I decided to just repeat the number.