A: So, tell me again, what exactly do you do all day?
B: I’m a trainer stroke management stroke personal consultant.
A: I refer the right honourable gentleman to my previous question.
B: Well it depends….
B: On what I’m training, consulting….
A: Please. Just give me a clue. It’s for my homework.
B: Well, for instance, last week it was diversity, assertiveness and customer care…
A: Diversity being?……
B: Encouraging people to get along, be nice to each other, respect differences…
A: And they pay you to do that?
B: Of course.
A: Why would they need you to teach them that?
B: Because some people don’t act very nicely toward other people who are different.
A: Like Gretchen?
B: Gretchen? The new girl in your class?
A: That’s right some of the children picked on her?
B: Because she’s different?
A: That’s right.
B: Because she’s Scottish?
B: New? Wears glasses?
A: No and no.
B: What then?
A: Because she’s a cat.
B: I see.
A: But it’s OK because we’ve taken her into our cat gang now.
B: Right. And the children picking on her were…?
B: Real dogs.
A: No. They like dogs better than cats, of course. We don’t have real dogs in our class.
B: Of course.
A: So what’s assertiveness about?
B: Pretty much the same really.
A: Customer care?
B: Ditto – to customers.
A: So, let me check this. You get paid a fair amount of money for the one song. Is that right?
B: As did Roy Wood’s Wizzard, Status Quo……
B: Before your time. And anyway I didn’t hear you complaining when you wanted new sandals.