It's nice to see a new pet on the Street. Becky's Goldfish, tentatively named Doris, is a gift from Jason the Builder. Let's call it an opening salvo in his attempts to re-establish diplomatic relations with the fair Ms. Granger (relations, yes. diplomatic, no - ed).
Nowithstanding the unkind wisecracks comparing the mental acuity of Jason with the goldfish (that's not fair, goldfish are actually quite smart - ed), this aquatic mate provides Becky with someone to talk to during a time of personal confusion and crisis. Steverino has just declared his feelings for the fair Becky after a day of court proceedings and apres-court sex. (I thought he was simply presenting his briefs - ed). His declaration of love is a bombshell for Becks. What should she do? What would Doris say, if only she could talk?
Perhaps it would be something like...
"Please keep Jed Stone's cat away. I hear he hasn't had a good meal since Tony Gordon evicted him."
"Hey, could you throw a full English in here when you have a minute, this so-called fish food is rubbish."
or, perhaps more helpfully...
"Steve's a good lad and let's face it, you two have a lot going. You both smoke, you were both inside and you both work in the alcoholic beverage retail industry. That's already more than most couples on the Street have in common. Plus you both have good hearts, generous souls, a truckload of wisecracks and when you are together sparks fly. (If not call Graeme at 1-800-petroleum - ed). On the other hand, Steve is already in a relationship with Michelle and that could be tricky. Better be careful. As we goldfish say, there could be rough waters ahead. But then, what do I know, I'm a goldfish. Oh and by the way, would you consider changing my name? Doris sounds an awful lot like Norris.. if you know what I mean."
shots from the hip... thanks for last week's comments about Michelle which were both astute and apropos. Always enjoying hearing your views. All the best & cheers.