Gosh, weeks go by fast! Winter’s finally arrived here, and with pretty incredible suddenness. We went from wearing shorts to wearing scarves indoors in a week. Well, I wear scarves indoors at least, most normal people don’t.
But since buildings in HK are little more than concrete blocks with ZERO insulation, since the windows are single glazed, and since there are no heaters (I don’t just mean no central heating, I mean no kind of heating at all), it’s the same temperature inside as outside. When you’re sitting at a computer by the window, let me tell you, your fingers and neck get cold fast!
Plus, being French it is the law that I must wear a scarf a minimum number of days a year or they’ll take my nationality away. Bad enough that I quite smoking and that I don’t like coffee or camembert, I have to indulge in at least one of the stereotypes. It’s the rules.
Anyway, for this week’s WIPpet, the maths are a bit creative, 3+1+2 = 6, which means 7 sentences since adding the last one in made for a better ending.
“Longinus,” said Rory.
“You know how assassins are supposed to be all dark and silent like?”
“The word you’re looking for is laconic,” said Cruikshank as she climbed down the ladder, obviously having given up on her book.
“Yeah, laconic and all that.”
“Your point?” snapped Longinus.