I guess I’m just annoyed he thought of it first.
Births, marriages, deaths – you keep a record of all of it, right? It should have occurred to me to ask you before.
Yes, we keep track of all those.
I mean… we used to. To be honest I… I’ve been a bit lax about it since… you know…
Sure. The important thing is pinning down the kingdom’s name.
Well… for births and deaths there’s a little box for “country” but-
Let me see.
Wait. These are all ditto marks. Pages and pages of them.
Yes, well… we’re always in the same country, aren’t we?
So It seemed quicker to write it down that way. I remember thinking how odd it was that country was even listed.
“Who would ever need to check that?” I thought.
Yes… who indeed?