Lapeyre to Kalba: Not my problem, madame. I have put you in touch with our driver. That's my job finished.
Kalba to Lapeyre: I'm desolated but I am not in agreement. I have paid you an arm and two legs for this shower screen, plus a small mortgage for the delivery. It was promised for early July. It's now early September. It's your responsibility. Get on with it.
Lapeyre to Kalba: C'est impossible.
Kalba to Lapeyre: No, no, no, I am not at all in agreement. I think it's perfectly possible, and your moral responsibility.
Lapeyre to Kalba: I'll think about it and phone you back.
Kalba to Lapeyre: I'll hold on.
Lapeyre to itself: Sigh. Rustling of paper.
Lapeyre to Kalba: As an honourable exception, madame, I will contact the driver and phone you back.
Kalba to Lapeyre: You have five minutes.
THREE MINUTES PASS. PHONE RINGS.
Driver to Kalba: It wasn't my fault. Lapeyre didn't load it onto the van.
Kalba to driver: How strange. It was there at lunchtime when I last spoke to you. You will be here in the morning, non?
Driver to Kalba: Oh, well, I'm not sure ..... maybe Wednesday.
Kalba to driver: C'est impossible. Tomorrow morning, before noon. I'll expect you. That's guaranteed, non?
Driver to Kalba: Oui mais non mais .... [sigh] d'accord.
Kalba to driver: So just to confirm - tell me again when you're coming ....
Driver (in small voice): tomorrow, Tuesday, before noon.