Matthew the greengocer asked how the children were.
Me: All better. All going back to school on Monday. House to myself.
Him: Oh, that's good. Too bad it's only for a week, eh?
I laughed at his little joke. He didn't.
Me: What do you mean, only for a week?
Him: They're only in next week, then it's half-term. Didn't you know?
I laughed again. More hysterically this time.
Me: Oh, course I did. Must have forgotten.
Him: You're not coming down with it are you? You look really pale.
Me: Me? No! I'll be fine! Five pounds of King Edwards please.