Helen and Alice have arranged to play tennis – but is Alice up to it?

Helen:Aren’t you changing for tennis, Alice?
Alice:Oh, I’m not feeling very sporty. Can you find someone else to make up the numbers?
Helen:No I can’t. I’ve booked the court. Come on.
Alice:I’m knackered. I’ve had a hard day. I think I just need a quiet night in.
Helen:There’s something else, isn’t there?
Alice:I saw Paul today.
Helen:You see him all the time at work.
Alice:We discussed some patients and I took careful notes on their treatment programmes. I was extremely professional.
Helen:Course you were. And then he asked you out tonight. And now you want to bail out on me.
Alice:We’ve split up and …

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