Last night Hubby was preparing for a big meeting at work today. It was very important he tells me, because he has to apply for a job that he is already doing.
"But you are already doing that" I say.
"Yes I know, but everyone has got to re-apply for their jobs, so I have to write a report on how it's best to do the job."
"But they see you do it every day." I say. "Surely they can judge the real thing rather than judge you writing a report on what you would do, if you did the job that you are already doing?"
"Were you not doing this all day at work I say?"
"Yes. But it's so busy at work. People interrupting me all the time. Phone calls. Emails."
"I know." I sympathise.
"I find that when I have coffee with my friends. I never get a word in before the phone rings."
He looks at me and he can't stop himself laughing, but at least he knows that I take his work at the Very Very Civil Civil Office very seriously.
4 months ago