Mim, Flavia and I were sitting in the outdoor area in one of the gay clubs and Mim was busy doing some women-spotting for me as she thought that I’ve been single for far too long.
A larger woman who has had the ideal combination of high-heels and alcohol started loosing her balance.
“Walrus is going to ground!”, commented Mim dryly.
“What?”, it sounded as if Flavia found the comment rather offensive.
I hadn’t heard it properly and Flavia asked Mim to repeat it so that I could be as offended as Flavia was while one man failed to lift the overweight woman back to her feet.
“I said ‘walrus is going to ground!’ ” Mim repeated dutifully but without any other obvious emotions.
Now two men succeeded in lifting the woman back to her feet.
“Kim, have you heard that?!”, Flavia asked indignantly.
“What?”, replied Mim innocently, “should I have just shouted ‘timber!‘?! – Maybe I should work on my comments….”
Flavia was just sitting there with her mouth open.