she said: 2 and a ½ pounds!
he said: Oh, right.
That’s good! 2 and a ½ pounds is really good.
Uh huh, I said it was good.
Just 1 and a ½ to go and I’ll have lost a whole stone.
Mind you, if I go by their scales I still have 2 and a ½ stone to lose.
(enthusiastically) Right enough!
(raising an eyebrow) … actually, everyone else I’ve told that has thrown their hands up and said ‘you can’t possibly lose that’.
Eh, yes. Other folk think that would be too much… they’ve said I should watch out or I’ll look gaunt… I mean, if I could lose 2 and a 1/2 stone just from my thighs and my tummy I’d be happy, I just don’t want a gaunt face and no boobs.
Well… you certainly didn’t look gaunt the last time you lost that much.
(laughing) Eh, you do realise that is what is refered to as a ‘backhanded’ compliment? Maybe I’ll try that one out on your mum next time I see her. ‘Oh Hi Betty, you’re looking good – certainly not gaunt.’
he said: It wasn’t me who brought up the whole ‘gaunt’ thing I didn’t mention gaunt. You were the one who brought up the subject of looking gaunt.
(both eyebrows raise)
he said: I’m not going to be able to say anything right, am I? Right, I’m just going to shut up.
she said: You know this is going straight into he mumbled::she mumbled:: don’t you?