Parent 1: Oh God, no. Please, don’t tell me…
Parent 2 (alarmed): What’s happened? Are you o.k?
Parent 1: I’ve got a Christmas card from someone I haven’t sent to.
I do hate that.
Parent 2 (understanding): Oh dear. Who?
Parent 1: Pat.
Parent 2: Pat who?
Parent 1: No idea. It says,
‘Still managing to get around. Hope you are not as bad. Pat’.
Parent 2: Pat Brown! She must be knocking on 100.
Parent 1: I thought she was dead.
Parent 2: No, she moved to Sweden. Or maybe her son did.
Parent 1: Who’s her son?
Parent 2: Noel. Noel Brown.
Parent 1: Noel moved to Sweden? When?
Parent 2: In 1980.
Parent 1: Anyway, she sent it to our old address.
Parent 2: Good. That means she doesn’t know where we live.
And that reminds me, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was on at the week-end.
A proper Merry Christmas, you.
Please kick off the New Year with me on January 5th.