Ok, so I wasn’t present for this one, but the conversation was about me.
My brother, Ben, gestures to a nurse on the other side of the room: Noddy, have you met Alex?
Noddy: Oh Alec… such a lovely farmer.
Ben: Alec McLain?
Noddy: Yes… he could be quite good for Alice.
Ben (confused): How old is Alec though?
Noddy: Oh… 78? Maybe 80?
Ben (laughing): Isn’t that a bit old for Alice?
Noddy (wearily): I suppose so…