Scampi: I have come to these several conclusions.
Peter: It is rather early.
Scampi: No, it isn’t. Or do you mean premature?
Peter: It is eight o’clock in the morning.
Scampi: No, it isn’t.
Peter: Currently. Yes it is.
Scampi: Peter, that isn’t true.
PETER CONSULTS A TIMEPIECE.
Peter: Ah. Well perhaps it is noon.
Scampi: Or nightfall. In any event, the conclusions are the same.
Scampi: Inconclusive. That’s what they are.
Peter: That certainly clears things up.
Scampi: Yes. My heart is full.
Peter: Of what?
Scampi: Shiny treasures.
Peter (eagerly): Treasures?
Scampi: Well, no. An assortment of items, really.
Peter: Ah. Items.
Scampi: Have you ever inadvertently put a solid object in the laundry with your clothes?
Peter: My clothes are solid objects.
Scampi: No, no. You know what I mean: something that makes a thunking noise.
Peter: I know what a thunking noise is.
Scampi: How ridiculous.
Scampi: Well, that’s the noise I’m thinking of.
Peter: Good for you.
Scampi: This remains to be seen. Can you tell me why you’re such an assiduous ignorer of history?
Peter: I did not come here to be insulted.
Scampi: Come here? Nobody came here. I was just wondering.
Peter: I do not ignore history.
Scampi: Of course not! You just don’t pay any attention to it.
Scampi: Nothing wrong with that.
Peter: Could we please change the topic of discussion?
Scampi: You first.
Peter: I have been observing my fingernails.
Scampi: You might do better to clean them.
Peter: I am currently in the observational phase. These data may be used for practical purposes at a later date.
Scampi: How scientific.
Peter: Were you sleeping just now?