Tuesday, May 05, 2009
One Piece to Share
The two gremlins were cold, tired and bored with the whole routine. Why can’t we go home?” said One.
Feriel snorted and put down his accordion. “We’re here to collect donations for the Waterman Children’s Hospice,” he said. “We will stay for as long as we attract donations.”
“When will that be, though? It’s as dead as a Wolverhampton Library tonight.”
“The seven-fifteen from Oxford is due shortly,” he said. “There will be seven people alighting, three of which will throw between seven pence and five pounds into my cup, three will pass by without acknowledgement, and one will drop in a piece of used chewing gum.”
Two wrinkled his snout. “That’s disgusting,” he said. “What skinflint puts seven pence in a cup?”