|SAHD 1 The Negotiator 0.......|
Last night, bedtime fast approaching, The B attempted to make a case for a little bonus pre-bath television.
His motion did not succeed on the grounds that insufficient time remained.
Undeterred, he turned into his alter-ego: The Negotiator.
The Negotiator believes that nothing (a little extra chocolate, another 10 minutes on the iPad, more pizza) is beyond his bargaining talents.
I'm afraid to report that - on this occasion, at least - The Negotiator did not prevail.
"Just one more programme," came a predictable opening gambit that fell on deaf ears.
The Negotiator considered his position for a moment.
"Just one Peppa?" he countered, aware that, at just five minutes in length, this is the shortest available broadcast.
That this also failed led him, in desperation, to attempt a fresh (and, it must be said, rather tragic) tack.
"Half a Peppa?" he suggested, perhaps more in hope than expectation.
His motion denied, The Negotiator opted to rest his case, and headed instead for the bathroom . . . .