Yesterday morning we were quietly driving to the supermarket when I asked Lady M what she thought was mankind's most common activity (a normal enough question). As usual she dismissed me with a shrug of her shoulders, a roll of her eyes, and silence; so I answered for her.
'Probably hole digging, Cro' I said, doing my best to imitate her voice.
Well, we do dig an awful lot of holes. We dig for minerals, precious stones, and drinking water. We dig tunnels, foundations for buildings, and pools for summer fun. They're dug for tree planting, pipe laying, and even hidey-holes for Saddam. There's no end to the reasons, or inventiveness, for hole digging!
We seem obsessed with going downwards.
'Don't you think so?' I asked Lady M.
'Did you put 'cat food' on your shopping list?' she asked.
I shan't mention the subject again.