Yesterday was our summer. My co-blogger, Muhammad, is a sun worshipper, like most of his species. He was therefore taking advantage of the weather to do some worshipping, and he was not amused when I interrupted him (note the wagging tail).
"What do you think of this?" I asked, pointing to the Guardian newspaper.
"What?" Replied Muhammad, irritably.
"Alistair Darling - he says that the economic times are the worst they've been in 60 years. When the Chancellor says that, it must be bad."
Muhammad was unimpressed. "I'm sure he's got some political reason for saying that. Don't worry about it."
"But I am worried. The Times says that the good times are ending even for top corporate lawyers."
"Yes, terrible when you have to take a cut from £2.4 million a year." Said Muhammad, sarcastically.
"And fewer people are getting divorced." I continued. "I don't know where the work is going to come from."
"You could always open a branch office in Nigeria, and you'd only need one client." Suggested Muhammad.
I gave Muhammad a quizzical look. "What are you talking about?" I asked.
"Haven't you heard? A man in Nigeria has been ordered to divorce 82 of his 86 wives."
"Really?" I replied excitedly. "When's the next plane over there?"
Muhammad sighed, rolled over, and resumed his sun worshipping.