Conversations with Lily #5

Friday 24th January 2014

Florence, Will and I have been trying to get Lily to try a bit of gentle Devon caving. It’s not going well. Me:  Hey, Lily, look at this video on YouTube of some guys in the cave I went in last weekend. Lily:  No. Me:  Please.  It’s fun! Lily:  (reluctantly enters office and eyes computer screen warily) Is it?  Is it really fun?  Because that’s not what you said before you went, is it? Me: No – but I was wrong.  It WAS fun!  Look! Lily:  (glimpses a few seconds of some grown men in a murky, semi-flooded tunnel) Oh. My.  God!  Why??  You are such a freak. Me:  That’s Waterwheel Swallet.  It’s like an underground water theme park! Lily:  No, it’s not.  It looks and sounds exactly like a home-made horror film.  It’s just ridiculous and I don’t want to know about it. Me:  How about you look at this video of the other cave we did? Lily: Me:  If we cave in Devon it’s not wet like these caves.  It’s more muddy than…(gets cut off at this point). Lily:  (retreating to landing, which is, I assume, why she had to raise her voice…) What part of ‘no’ are you struggling with?    

One response to “Conversations with Lily #5”

  1. Sue says:

    Probably too late for reverse psychology now!!

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