Me: Hey, Max. You remember we saw John Lloyd on two separate programmes last night after never knowing who he was and thought it was a co-incidence? Well, when I was listening to Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy this morning, his name was there as one of the writers.
Max: That’s a bit of a co-incidence.
Fran: How can he have been on a programme last night?
Me: Erm… well he just was.
Fran: But you said the other man who wrote it is dead.
Me: Well… yes….
Fran: Then how can the other writer still be alive?
Me: Hm. Well, people don’t always die in age order, do they? Or indeed, neither do they die in pairs, just because they once worked on the same show.
Fran: Well he must be very, very old then, if he out lived the other one.
Me and Max: (Despairing tone of voice) Or possibly the other man was older already or died very young? Do be logical.
Fran: Well, it was perfectly logical from my point of view.
Yesterday Fran described HHGTTG as “awesomely random”. 🙄 I think she should apply to be a writer for it. 🙄 🙄