K, on phone:
"Oh my God, you're not going to believe what just happened!"N, in Woolies:"Err what? Can it wait twenty minutes only I'm just in the middle of-""No. This is ridiculous you have to hear it.""Okay then, shoot.""OKAY SO DAISY'S TAIL JUST-""... Just what? Just fell off? Became sentient? Changed colour? Wha-- oh."
Her phone had run out of battery, and I had just assumed it was a pause for dramatic effect and kept talking.
The correct answer, by the way, was 'caught fire'. The cat's tail had just caught fire.
Cup-o'-tea Count: Soothing a bruised Dignity.