'Because we're getting older, Geoffrey, and as you get older it becomes more and more difficult. And besides - sometimes, you go too deep......'
'Have we gone too deep, Tuppy?'
'I don't know. Remember when we went to the centre of the earth, and right through to Australia, and waved to Doug McClure on the way back (please see Sea Penguin Part Four for details, if you're interested)? That was deep. About as deep as deep can be. And we came back. But that was a few years ago. I'm not sure if we could do it now.'
'Do you think that if we went on a health and fitness regime, that might help improve our energy levels?'
'No. That kind of thing never helps.'
'We could ask Val Nark for some detox tips.'
'No we forking couldn't Geoffrey. Aren't you forgetting that she's gone over to the dark side? What about the multiple bird roasts and the Spring lamb carry-on? (see yesterday's post for details, if you're interested).'
'Just because she's selling them it doesn't mean that she's partaking of them herself. She could still be vegan.'
'Oh come off it.'
'She's got to keep body and soul together somehow, and you said yourself that the flapjack market has collapsed. She's had to diversify in order to survive.'
'She didn't have to diversify into m-m-meat. That's US Geoffrey. I don't understand why you've any sympathy for her.'
'I s'pose you're right.'
'I AM right. Now stick the kettle on. My head hurts.'
'We can worry about the dark and the deep tomorrow?'
'Yes. Preferably through a comforting blanket of mind-numbing psychotropics.'