03 July 2006

An Exchange Between Barbara Crowe and Cosmo Wisdom

"You came to discuss business of some sort. I don't suppose you got far with old Mr. Saxby? No, I thought not. Was he knitting?"
Cosmo winced. Her question had touched an exposed nerve.
"Yes," He said coldly. "A sock."
"How was it coming along?"
"I understood him to say that he had turned the heel."
"Good. Always the testing part. Once past the heel, you're home. But except for learning that the sock was going well, you did not get much satisfaction out of him, I imagine. Not many of our clients do...."

P.G. Wodehouse
"Cocktail Time"

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