MARIA : Oh, I hope we haven’t forgotten anything!
JOHN : I don’t think I packed my electric razor!
MARIA : John, the taxi’ll be here any moment.
JOHN : Where is it?
MARIA : to wrinkles, You’re rumpling all your clothes. Do be careful!
JOHN : Here it is.
MARIA : What time is it?
JOHN : Er… a quarter to twelve.
MARIA : No! And the train leaves at twelve! What’s happened to that taxi? Are you sure you rang them?
JOHN : Of course I am. My suit trousers aren’t here.
MARIA : Did I put them in?
JOHN : Oh, John! We’re going to miss our train! Ah, 15here’s the taxi.
MARIA : They don’t seem to be here.
JOHN : What?
MARIA : My trousers!
JOHN : Oh, you are hopeless. They must be in the 20 bedroom. I’d better go up and fetch them.
MARIA : But John.
NEWSPAPERMAN : Morning.
MARIA : Oh, no.
NEWSPAPERMAN : Everything all right?
MARIA : Where’s the taxi?
NEWSPAPERMAN : What taxi?
MARIA : We’re waiting for a taxi.
NEWSPAPERMAN : Well, I don’t know. I’m from the newsagent. 30
MARIA : The newsagent?
NEWSPAPERMAN : Yes, you see I came round to ask if you’d mind
MARIA : paying your paper bill. Yes. Of course. But we’re just off to catch a train.
NEWSPAPERMAN : I see. Yeah, well, if you could pay for it… The thing is we’re late! Excuse me. (Calls) John!
NEWSPAPERMAN : But what about my bill?
MARIA : Well, my husband has our money and he’s 40 upstairs. Oh, dear. Where’s that taxi? (Calls)John!
MARIA : If we don’t catch this train, we’ll miss Pamela and Peter.
NEWSPAPERMAN : Who?
MARIA : Pamela and Peter.
NEWSPAPERMAN : Oh. Eh?
MARIA : Ah, here we are at last. (Calls) John! – the taxi’s here. What on earth are you doing? John!
DRIVER : Morning.
MARIA : Oh, we thought you weren’t coming.
DRIVER : I always arrive exactly on time. No point in hanging about. Are you ready?
MARIA : Yes – I mean – no.
NEWSPAPERMAN : She can’t find her husband see. He’s upstairs somewhere with all the money.
DRIVER : Well, I hope you find him, I can’t stay here all day!
NEWSPAPERMAN : And I want my bill paid.