Came down for lunch to find Mrs Payne sound asleep in armchair. Gave her something of nudge and promptly woke up. Pre-empted question and said no, there were not any biscuits.
Having lunch Mrs Payne recalled someone from council at door, had sent him away. Most furious with this, said I had asked him to come about noise! Mrs Payne added by way of agreement, yes, had come about noise. Further, had asked who was creating it. At this Mrs Payne said could not possibly have been builders, as were being quiet as a mouse. As such wondered had someone reported me, as was awfully loud sometimes. Positively furious at this, exclaimed,
"MRS PAYNE!", before realising my mistake. Waited for inevitable reply from Mrs Payne,
Calmed myself for some moments and asked in politest possible manner,
"MRS Payne, have you reported me for excessive noise?". Received rather surprised reply,
"Well, I fancy so.".