SCENE: INT. THE BANK. TWO RAIDERS CHARGE IN WAVING SHOTGUNS AROUND AND THREATENING THE STAFF, DEMANDING MONEY. UNFLUSTERED, THE CASHIER FINISHES HER COUNTING BEFORE LOOKING UP AT THE MEN. SLOWLY AND DELIBERATELY SHE TURNS HER EYES TOWARDS THE COVID NOTICE ON THE WALL STATING THAT MASKS MUST BE WORN. THE MEN SLOWLY FOLLOW HER STARE AND THEN, APOLOGISING PROFUSELY, SEARCH THROUGH THEIR POCKETS AND PULL BALAKLAVAS OVER THEIR HEADS. WITH A NOD OF THANKS THE CASHIER STARTS HANDING OVER THE CASH.
This sketch is something in the way of an excuse. It is obviously very close to its sell-by date, but I have to shamefacedly admit that I only thought of it today.
Anyway, what I really want to do is to introduce any of you who don’t know it to the blog ‘A Badly Chewed Pencil’ written by my very good friend, Mr Crispin Underfelt. Chris and I have a lifetime’s history. He makes me laugh all the time. I really think that more people should read his blog. If you like silly poems with a slightly dark edge, he is your man. If you want a comic saga, then ‘Thompson’s Lost Plimsoll’ is without peer. If you want a song lyric that you can hum your own tune to, Chris is unbeatable. If you want money, he’s not so good. I hope that this might take you back to his very first post – a perfect place to start – try it, you won’t be disappointed.