Friday, April 23, 2010

Sylvia's Mother

Hello. Is that Señora Avería?
Oh, hello, this is Colin from—
Colin! . . . Silvia’s told me all about you.
I bet she has.
So, tell me, how’s she doing? Behaving, I hope?
Well, actually, that’s exactly what I—
We’re thinking of sending her to England this summer. What do you think?
Excellent idea . . . You might even consider sending her this spring.
What about Ireland?
The further, the better, as far as I’m concerned. But that’s not what I wanted to—
Did she tell you we’ve got a wedding in Paris coming up?
Hundreds of times. In fact, I have quite a job shutting her—
She’s so excited! It means she’ll miss a class or two, but I’m sure you understand.
Yes, of course. Actually, I think the break will do us all the world of good.
Well, it’s been lovely chatting to you, Colin.
Likewise. There’s just one thing—
Look, I’m sorry, Colin, I’m in a bit of a rush right now. I'm going to be late for my aerobics session. Can I ring you back later? . . .


  1. I have got the strange feeling I know Silvia's mother...

  2. And I have a strange feeling I know Clementine...