I read the other day that apparently in 18th and 19th century China, it wasn’t uncommon for women to have two husbands. Well, I can quite understand the economics that drove them it, but to my mind it sounds like an awful lot of trouble – rather like deciding to rescue two puppies from the dogs’ home when you only wanted one really. I find a single husband quite enough to manage, and that’s after many years of training. Of course, today they have husbands to practise on – taking them on approval as it were before the divorce, but while I think practice is quite a good thing generally, in the matter of husbands it only seems to lead to them not taking sufficient care in choosing, or maybe neither of them try so hard because they know it’s only for a few years. It doesn’t seem to do the apprentice husbands much good either. I think it’s having different trainers that makes them so confused.
Nick has been backing off from allowing the Mother Christmases to do deliveries in the face of opposition from Grumbo and Tingle. He says there isn’t enough time to train them before December 24th. I can see we will have to take unilateral action – it’s the only way.