4 April 2016
The structure of “conversation “ with Proton is always the same. Someone will state an opinion and she will respond, “Yeah but….” It is as if she can never agree with another persons point of view. She always has to take a contrary stance. You could say to her that the sky was blue and she would find a way to negate this. A number of years ago there was a notorious child killer all over the news, it was an open and shut case. Everyone thought that she was guilty. Yeah but, both Proton and her mother thought it could have been someone else… Maybe the butler…. Who did not exist.
THE CHILD KILLER WAS UNANIMOUSLY FOUND GUILTY.
Charm rings to say she is coming to visit and sort things out at Protons house. “When?” asks Proton. “I’m on my way, be there in about an hour”. Charm arrives, the problems with Quark are discussed. She knows. Unbeknown to them she has been dropping down occasionally for some time and has seen the state of the house. She asks if the lights in the house have been fixed..
“What about the lights?” “They are all out and it isn’t the fuse this time, they have been out for about 6 weeks. Both Quark and Strangeness said that they had told you” They hadn’t.
Electron is asked if he will go around to fix it. He reluctantly agrees to do so but insists that Quark leaves the house before he will enter as otherwise he will not be responsible for his actions.
Quark is called and eventually answers.He does not want to go out as he is cleaning but eventually agrees to do so. He is given 30 minutes to leave and Charm and Electron set off. They arrive, put the key in the door, it does not turn. He is still inside with the key in the lock.Propped up in the centre of the living room window is a sign of a smiley face saying “Sex in the street” FFS Charm batters on the door while Electron sits around the corner in the car…away from Quark. Eventually Charm is let in. Reluctantly Quark leaves, no doubt for the park. Electron sets about mending the electrics in the house. Quark had stated that it was definitely not the fuse.It was the fuse. A few lights come on but on closer inspection most of the other fittings have been relieved of their bulbs and for some reason their lampshades. The store of light bulbs in the under stair cupboard no longer contains light bulbs.
With nothing more to be done, Charm and Electron return to the shed. On reporting to Proton, her main concern seems to be for the light bulbs.
“We must buy some and fit them. We can’t have Quark wandering around in the dark” “If he wants light he can buy some bulbs”says Electron. “Yeah but……..” begins Proton. “NO YEAH BUT!” screams Electron.
The flood gates open:
If he didn’t spend every penny on drugs he could afford to buy a light bulb, he is a junkie c***, he doesn’t give a sh** about anyone or anything, and you just let him get away with it all because he is vulnerable or sad or you are not feeling very well or lets not upset anyone or lets not confront anything, or or or or yeah but, yeah but there is always an excuse to maintain the status quo.
And then the bombshell….
IT HAS GOT TO STOP!
If he is not out of your house by the 1st of July, you are going back to live in your house whatever state it is in and I am washing my hands of your entire family!
Both Proton and Charm are in stunned silence until Proton decides to break this with…..