Year 2, week 4: an apple short

So today I had to call up BigMouth and get a bit more sense out of him than that which OldSmoothie managed yesterday.  I think he was just embarrassed for his old friend and didn’t want to explore the whole conspiracy story in too much detail.

‘So what sort of conspiracy do you suspect?’ I asked, trying not to sound circumspect.

‘I know what you think young man.  Old duffer’s gone off the deep end.  An apple short and what not.  But you’d be wrong in this case.  There’s big commercial interests at stake here.  If wireless does the damage my people think it does then some people stand to lose billions.’

‘And who are those people?’ I asked.

‘Well that’s what you might be able to find out.  Shareholders, I assume.  All I know is that I asked one question in parliament and within a week I was being exposed by RedTop.’

‘Maybe that’s simply because they had something to expose?’ I wanted to ask.  But instead followed up with, ‘I see.  Er, yes, I’ll see what I can do.  In the meantime, what exactly do you constituents say are the actual effects?’

‘Well, there’s a gang of old aged pensioners all within the same neighbourhood who have suddenly turned to causing all sorts of trouble.  At least a dozen of them have ASBOs already and the figures rising by the week.  All very peculiar.’

Well, he’s right about that anyway.  In the meantime, I await the documentation.  Maybe I’ll even get to meet this unusual bunch of oldies who have suddenly started razzing it up.  Would be worth spending the time to have a conference in chambers just to see the reaction of a few of the more staid of the tenants.

October 26, 2007 · Tim Kevan · One Comment
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  1. Sarah - October 31, 2007

    A sandwich short of a picnic or an aple a day to to keep the doctor away? ASBO orders for pensioners, shoule be like the day they get their old age bus pass. Great blogging!