Sunday, 5 August 2007

78: confidential

The Turtle comes back. She is holding a piece of paper.

Right, she says. Basically this is your new clocking-in number. I am only going to tell it to you once and you’d better remember it.

Can’t I just have the piece of paper? I say.

No, says The Turtle. This piece of paper is confidential. Now listen closely, understand? Because you are basically only going to hear this number the once, and if you don’t remember it then I am going to whip you really, really hard. Okay?

Okay, I say.

Ready then? she says.

Okay, I say.

Here it comes, says The Turtle.

Get on with it, I say.

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