Trying to get an even keel and settle I spend the whole day with Beloved trying to find some kind of balance in my brain. When there’s a knock at my door.
Now, controversial it may be, but I have absolutely no compunction about call screening or not answering my door when I’m not up to it. And after some Unfortunate Incidents, people don’t get keys to my house any more, no no they do not.
So I was quite content in ignoring this banging when we heard yelled:
“I know you’re in there.”
There was a pause while we both considered who this could be and how irritating the visit could be. When we heard:
“If you don’t answer I will lay siege to this place! I shall tumble the walls and salt the earth to the sound of gnashing teeth and the lamentations of your women!”
Ah F. Yes it could only be F. You can’t ignore F. F won’t be ignored. Ever.
Beloved: F, I don’t think we have any women to do any lamenting.
F: What, Sparky wouldn’t be able to cook for me. That would make me lament!
Beloved: Does that make you our women?
F: I tend to think of myself more as a wench. Don’t you think I’m an excellent wench?
(someone outside answers)
Beloved: F… are you asking out neighbours to rate your wenchiness?
F: Your next door neighbour thinks I’m a Grade A wench I’ll have you know!
Sparky: ye gods, let her in before we have to move.
Alas, even the Awesome Wenchiness (her words) can't work miracle cures, but at least extreme emotions are not without basis with her around.