‘Oh. Hello. I didn’t see you there. The rest of them? Oh, they’re off over that way somewhere. Sometimes you just need a hole in the hedge and a little me time, don’t you? A bit of peace and quiet. A chance to think, without some over-helpful soul offering you a penny for your thoughts.
‘You know – you need to weigh things up. I mean, if you’re a heavy thinker, you can end up with a lot on your mind – the cares of the world on your shoulders. I suppose you’d have to try to arrange to have the biggest and flattest thoughts at the bottom of the pile. You wouldn’t want the whole heap to topple over. How many thoughts do you reckon you get in a pound? Would a pound of weighty thoughts be worth a pound? Is a frivolous day dream fairly cheap? That would be a popular line – you could get a good price, I’d have thought.
‘Well, it makes you think, doesn’t it, what could you think about that would only be worth a penny? I mean, in for a penny, in for a pound and all. If you are going to spend your day thinking penny thoughts, you may as well not think at all.
‘Come to think of it, that may explain a lot.’