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Friday, February 19, 2010

I shall send over a couple of pet beavers to romp with you

A bunch of paperback spinners have appeared in the dispatch room. Despite there being no money about. Seth is heaving to, moving boxes and wheelie bins out of the way so that the spinners may be accommodated.

"Where are these for?" I ask.

"I've no idea, and neither has anybody else," he replies.

"Nobody else?"

"'T.Aldous has got the list,' that's what they told me."

"Does it matter if T.Aldous has got the list? They're in charge now so they can go wherever they decide."

"Oh no. They can't go anywhere until somebody gets the list off T.Aldous, just in case they get it wrong."

T.Aldous is retired. He doesn't work here any more. He is a member of the public.

8 comments:

Madame DeFarge said...

But he haunts you still. Just call him 'raven'.

Jimmy Bastard said...

T. Aldous will be on his way to Blackpool the night for one hell of a swally. With him will be the Christmas party subs, and the proceeds of the lead he lifted fae the roof.

geraldgee said...

Look behind you...

Gadjo Dilo said...

He's like a policeman who, when he retires, immediately gets a job with a private security firm, still doing the same sort of work but with much less accountability.

Macy said...

Unless T Aldous meant for them to be stored in the dispatch room, Seth is dammed if he doesn't move them, and dammed if he does.

Happy Frog and I said...

I agree with Macy. Great post title as well by the way, wasn't sure what to expect!

Pat said...

Like the poor - he's always with us.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame DeF: well, that's one word...

Jimmy: no, he'll be the damned fool pouring molten lead onto the slates, wearing slippers.

geraldgee: eek!

Gadjo: and unpaid...

Macy: go on, admit it, you really have worked here, haven't you?

Frog and I: it's a W.C.Fields quote. It's more fun to try and guess the context.

Pat: how true those words are, even today.