Yesterday was special because it was Christmas Dinner at work and Sandra proclaimed that all rush photocopying and laminating should cease throughout the school …….. (if not the land!)
….. and to quote the song “….. the school bells would be ringing out for Christmas Dinner Day!”
….. but there was a blot on our festive landscape, Tallulah had availed herself of one of the spare seats at our table ...
However, we decided to adopt a mature attitude towards our
dire situation and asked everyone who passed our table to protect us join our party ……..
I am ashamed to admit that my offer to collect both Darrell and my starters was not an entirely altruistic act but an excuse to leave the table and Tallulah’s gaze of a fixated and heavy breathing type nature for just a few minutes …..
…. as was Darrell’s
Darrell then insisted on fetching our mains …. and was away for ages, he said he that had been asking Cook about her stuffing and chipolatas, but it was another cunning ruse for prolonged table absence!
When Tallulah said that she would
be collect our dessert, we lost our appetite …..
….. and unfortunately, very uncharacteristically, they sadly went to waste.
Sensing our growing discomfort Sandra winked at us and suggested that she should take our coffee back to the office, as she had just realised that there was an urgent laminating job that needed doing that she had just
invented remembered, and we should bring the mints ……….. We have never been so relieved to leave a dinner table before ….. and love (but not in a Tallulah type way) Sandra even more now than we did before ….. we sought sanctuary and Sandra provided it!