Thursday, November 16, 2006
Au is a barefaced liar, a shameless con artist who can out-lie a politician. He's also terribly pleased with himself. He's lounging around outside on the wall, paws draped comfortably over an ever increasing tummy. The tummy is ever increasing because of the aforementioned swindle skills.
We have a rule: Au is allowed a small piece of local cooked ham every evening at 8PM and 9PM. If we're all in, up and awake at 10PM, he gets another piece. Au often manages to push the time forward bit by bit so he can get a treat at 7.30PM, 815PM etc. He's also excellent at pretending he's hungry so we have to keep tabs on who gives him what when. Usually we're reasonably good at keeping track but last night he got us out beautifully.
Au hit me up at 7PM for a piece. I was busy in the kitchen, felt guilty because I’d been out all day interviewing, and handed him a bit. At 715PM I told Tom what I’d done and Tom started laughing. He’d done to make a coffee a minute before and Au had persuaded him into opening up the fridge as well.
That was bad enough but then, two seconds later, when I went to check the potatoes, Au marched into the kitchen and asked for more!
I told him he'd been caught out and gave him a lecture on the value of honesty but he just grinned. Running rings around us is part of his job description, his smile implied, and if we are too stupid to figure it out, he gets what he deserves – ham!