Maureen, are you tied up at the moment? Not at all, Professor Dingbat, I was simply idling away a few minutes, putting Dr. Quintock's Cultural Studies slides online for the first years, sending out a reminder that no one has yet paid their ten pounds towards the examiner's dinner and trying to revive Professor Lapping's rubber plant. Jolly good Maureen, you know about this "Net Neighbours" scheme don't you? The one where you can do a bit of online shopping on behalf of an older person? Yes, that's the one. I thought at first it wouldn't take very long…
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