'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.
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Friday, 8 March 2013
Me: Good morning Kate speaking.
Her: Harlor dis is [unintelligible] speaking from [unintelligible]. How are your torday?
Me: (warily) I don't think I asked.. um.. that business to contact me...
Her: Wha di your say?
Me: (more firmly) I don't engage in conversations with businesses that I haven't asked to ring me.
Her: (small pause, then:) Well, why di your answer your phon?
Me: (speechless) .... !
Not being able to think of a suitable response.... I hang up the phone, albeit with a smile on my face.
OK, well, what would you have said?