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While the cat's away...

Today Mr R and Mr C are both absent from work. Our lords and masters have elected to have holidays and days off and the like and leave the lunatics in charge of the asylum. Folly, you may think. "The fools!" you may cry. Well you would be mistaken to do so. We are all behaving impeccably. We have eaten our own body weights in muffins, doughnuts and cookies, and the level of banter with Mr G has remained constant (He had to be helped out of a chair yesterday much to our amusment). Oh! Mr G is chuntering away in a bad mood now because something's happened that he didn't like. These are some of Mr G's best moments. I shall watch and report. He is now sat with his hands clasped aggressively on the back of his mane of grey (slightly yellowing hair) staring into the middle distance like a Vietnam veteran. I just went over and set his internet browser to www.yell.com and told him to try to find somebody who cares. He didn't like that. Now he's looking at catalogues and sulking. His hands are back on his head. Maybe... maybe that's why his hair is yellowing... maybe it's the oils from the palms of his hands. He does spend a lot of time in that position. I may start calling him Miss July. Mr F is wandering about doing little jobs in his workshop and ordering parts and spares. Mr S has been sent on a wild goose chase and has just returned (looking a little annoyed). I am now going to tell Mr G to chill out... if I am not back in 5 minutes thanks for reading. Mr G's response was "In all the years I have been driving you can count on one hand the number of times I have beeped my horn; this week I have done it twice!" This, apparently, has some relation to a conversation about catering equipment he had on the phone ten minutes ago but I am unable to establish what this link may be. Now he and Mr S2 are reminiscing about the old Esso adverts. Sometimes it is like working in a retirement home. I shall now sign off for the day and go and arrange their medication. More tomorrow.