Aude, the dungaree wearing bipolar decoratrice, comes to quote on painting the drawing room. She talks away happily to herself. Today she debates the pros and cons of candidates in Aprils Presidential elections .
Outside, on the lane, the man from the phone company has shown up early and is trying to find out why the internet is playing up. Some days it works, other days it works to rule, other days it simply doesn't work at all. He spends twenty minutes poking around the junction box then leaves. ' That's it all fixed ' he says jauntily. ' Fixed' in this case means there's absolutely no improvement. Angus phones the service line - again. The person at the other end promises to make a 'commercial contribution' to the next bill. This is what French companies do when faced with an irate customer.
While this high drama unfolds Loic the bifocaled gardener arrives on his moped and starts to blow leaves into piles. Loic advances, slowly and determinedly, across the lawn. The leaf blower clearing an arc of grass ahead of him. Sophie follows on behind leaping into the new piles and undoing Loic's hard work. Loic remains oblivious to the chaos being created behind him.
Bob recognizes that this is one of those mornings.
This is interesting psychology : https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/01/25/we-asked-people-which-inauguration-crowd-was-bigger-heres-what-they-said/?utm_term=.e5910271fe8e