"I have a severe case of indigestion."
"I read on the net that if you are on vertigo medication then indigestion is a..."
"Nope, I am no longer on that medication."
"I know you like fried food but you know as we age we have to stop eating fried food every day - I mean once in a while..."
"Nope, that's not it either. The thing is I am used to seeing some people on television every day and when I don't see them I miss them..."
"And develop indigestion?"
"Well as they say the fault lies in the disruption of the procedure - see a procedure..."
"Oh dear God, I know now what you are referring to. I tell you there are somethings' that are above our pay grade so it is best to leave them alone. And this, my dyspepsic friend, is certainly in that category."
"I don't think you know what I am referring to at all. Let me tell you. I was so used to seeing Sheikh Rashid every single day, I mean if those dratted talk shows didn't invite him he would appear on a cooking show, and now he is nowhere to be seen."
"Hmmm, like Coleridge's poem The Ancient Mariner: water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. And need I add Sheikh Rashid was like water..."
"Indeed. You know I do recall McCrystal, the US Commander in Afghanistan, fired for using the word bozo with respect to senior Obama administration officials..."
"Sheikh is neither an army general nor indeed good at his job..."
"Perhaps the procedure required to dismiss him has begun?"
"Don't be facetious."
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