“Listen to this, everyone! Oxford scientists calculate that, given the current epidemic of blithering stupidity and the ongoing plunge of attention-spans toward a state of widespread catatonia, 99% of the human population will soon be intellectually incapable of producing the specific series of coordinated movements required to wipe their own arse-holes!”
“My word, Helen, that is most distressing news. You really could have saved it until after tea. Tell me, do the scientists mention anything about Google perhaps inventing some sort of future device capable of wiping such an inordinately large number of unclean arse-holes on behalf of these individuals?”
“Not a word, Meg. In fact, some researchers indicate that most families now have at least one member who’s already lost the cognitive ability to wipe. Good gracious, Meg, it could be any one of us!”
“Well, I can assure you it is not I. My mental faculties are as lively as ever, and, if you really must know, my bum has always been ship-shape and Bristol fashion. Clean as a pennywhistle. No odd business down there. Perhaps it’s Tibby.”
“NO, Meg! Not our poor, dear sweet Tibby! He can’t possibly become one of the great unwiped! I can’t bear to think of it.”
“I’m afraid we must brace ourselves for every eventuality, Helen. And if 99 percent of the population is truly destined to suffer such a repulsive form of decline, then we must do everything in our power to remain firmly rooted in the fragrant one percent.”
“The One Percent, Meg? But … isn’t that rather politically unfashionable?”
“Would you prefer the alternative, Helen? I promise you it shall be most squishy indeed.”
“Good heavens! One Percent it shall be, then. But what about the others, Meg? Our friends. Our neighbors. The grocer who handles our peaches. How shall we ever go on in such a dreadfully incontinent world?”
“The same way we always have, my darling–by holding each other close and cherishing every moment as if it were going to be our last. Now … Tibby, darling. Would you kindly walk away from us and go stand in another room until Helen and I have found a new place to live? There’s a luv.”
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