Currently as an ill-mannered virus makes its presence felt in every corner of the globe many of us are being asked to live on our own, or with a spouse we occasionally discuss breakfast cereals with and this calls for an enormous adjustment.
I am a “people person,” a company seeker, and man who threatens to sing at the bar after a few sips of ale but I am being asked to remain largely within the confines of my own dwelling with no one to speak to. What to do?
After a while I decided to hold a dinner party where every aspect of my personality was invited to attend and speak through various snacks arranged on tables around the room. Once this was done I declared the proceedings open. This is what happened.
Chrisps “Isn’t it lovely not having to go out when its raining and pretending we are enjoying ourselves.”
( I then move to another chair )
Peanuts “ Oh I don’t know, I like to get out every now and then and face nature in the raw so to speak
Hummus “Are you suggesting you leave the house in a totally naked state Peanuts !!”
Peanuts, “Let’s not get too literal Hummus. I just mean there is a pleasure in experiencing every kind of weather”
Salad, “Mind you, I don’t like too much heat. It always makes me wilt”
Chrisps “I can see that Salad. No one is going to call you one of life’s great adventurers”
And so we go on with me moving from seat to seat, munching, crunching and chewing my way through our conversation giving voice to a range of opinions best kept safely within these four walls.
Tomorrow I understand Crisps is going to challenge Peanuts to game of chess which should be interesting as I’’m not sure either of them know how to play