It is New Year's Eve.
'Yuck!', I squeal as I open the front door. There sitting brownly on the front steps is the most enormous dog poo - I presume (hope) it is canine. The dark brown shininess of it is both fascinating and repellent. We stare in disbelief - Boyfriend says that he would like to have seen the originator- in the same awed voice he uses when discussing calculus (i.e. this is something close to miraculous).
I look more closely. Now - let's get this clear straight away that neither of us have coprophilic tendencies - it is just extraordinarily large and gleams. Boyfriend finds a stick and goes to poke it.
'Come on, that's enough, that's really gross!' I shriek in disgust.
He then picks it up and chases me up the road; in my panic it takes some time to realise, that fastidious-type that he is, there is no way he'd pick up dog-doings
There nestling in his hands I see that it is plastic - a joke dog crap.
Not wanting to be parted from our new toy we decide to take it to his brother's party - being sure it will come in useful.
At the flat there is a queue to go into the bathroom; several people squeeze in together at one time. They are not using the facilities or indulging in any dodgy group activities,they are admiring the decor - Boyfriend's brother has been revamping his flat. We wait our turn to admire the embossed mock-Victorian wall tiles. Once inside we decide the bathroom really needs a little something extra to add to the ambiance.
With reverence we place the plastic dog poo in the centre of the bath - it looks perfect. We then sit on the stairs outside the bathroom and watch people go in to admire the tiling and then come out with rather green faces, we laugh like drains - it is turning out to be a great party.
Boyfriend's brother eventually discovers our gift and is not frightfully amused - guessing it was us because of our sniggering. We are told we are immature and not at all funny - this makes us laugh even more. When his sense of humour returns he confiscates our offering to take down to his parents' house to put in their bath.