" I do hope that you haven't dropped your monocle, or had your gout aggravated over this unfortunate allusion to The French." Rose.
Good gracious no, perish the thought, but James doesn't answer the bell, so I'll have to pour myself a glass of sherry. Damn nuisance, means I'll have to leave my armchair and walk across the room!!
Sir Basil Harrington-Coyne (retired)