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Quandary Resolution 6941
slam dunk, skitter, scrupulous, bicameral

Dear Rabbi Burns,

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

I am afraid I won't be able to interview you today as arranged as I am suffering from a heavy cold and despite my scrupulous cleanliness, a touch of the skitters, so I am afraid it is a slam-dunk and I am confined to the house; as you know, we are a bicameral family, with my Aunts, May and Cristobal (your Bridge partner) being the Legislative Branch, Isa and myself (and occasionally Milly) the Executive Arm; loosely translated, the Aunties give the Orders and we, the Minions, carry them out; and I got soaked putting the Recycling Bins out last night so wonder if I am in any position to claim Compen; any thoughts you may have will be appreciated (if they support my case – if not, please don't tell the Aged A's that I asked) and should I be successful I will stand you a Dram in the Ship on Saturday night; I will ask my people to contact your people (I'll get Milly to phone Zelda this evening) to arrange another time for the interview;

With Love and Best Wishes,

Teri Somerville


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