Monday, October 10, 2011

The Wabbit and the Vehicle Requisition Order

"I thought I'd find you here," said Lapinette. "Oh, hello Lapinette." said the Wabbit who then continued peering in the window of the prototype car for some time." "Is it serviceable enough?" asked Lapinette. "It has more buttons than you can shake a stick at," said the Wabbit. "Your ears are gleaming," said Lapinette. "They do that," said the Wabbit. "And I know when," replied Lapinette quickly and frowned. "I was thinking of taking it for a test ride," mused the Wabbit. "I'm sure it's not allowed," said Lapinette. The Wabbit held up one paw and fished in his fur with the other. He took out a scruffy form, bent forward and whispered, "Watch this!" Lapinette saw him smooth his ears down in a carefree manner and advance on the attendant in the corner. She listened to the murmur of a short conversation and then she watched as the woman rose to salute the Wabbit. Then the Wabbit hopped nonchalantly back. "OK," he said. "What did you do?" asked Lapinette suspiciously. "I issued her with a Compulsory Vehicle Requisition order," said the Wabbit with considerable relish. "There's no such order," said Lapinette. The Wabbit merely smiled. "Anyway, we can't start it. There's no key." she said. The Wabbit rummaged in his fur and produced his communication device, which he plugged into a socket in the main console. Hundreds of lights lit the cabin and the car started to purr. "Where did you learn that?" asked Lapinette. "Skratch taught me," said the Wabbit.