Knocking on the door to attract attention is therefore required. Fortunately, I was awake and downstairs (probably writing some drivel about Jack Nance) and was able to let her in. However I pointed out quite gently that she might not be so lucky always and that it might not hurt to not be out until so late every night.
"I could jus', like, knock though. Derh".
"Well, yes, but my point is that people might be asleep and therefore.."
"But I could jus', like, knock?".
Ho hum.I repeated this exchange (I have removed the word 'conversation' from this sentence because that really doesn't pass for conversation, does it?) to Mrs Graph this evening.
"Well, it was really my fault, as I left the key in the door".
"Well, sort of, but that's not actually the point..."
"No. The point is that I have to lock the door because I don't like it left unlocked and nobody else bothers."
Not only is this entirely untrue, but I have too to marvel at the way the steppy's antisocial behaviour became my fault in just two sentences.
That's genuinely amazing.