Eldest child is speaking on his mobile in the kitchen.
Youngest child is speaking on the landline in the adjoining sitting room.
Eldest: So you would like to buy some car insurance?
Youngest: Yes please, that would be lovely.
Eldest: We have the standard insurance at £50 a month, or for a little more you can buy the deluxe insurance.
Youngest: Ooh, deluxe sounds good. What’s that?
Eldest: Well, it covers you for all eventualities apart from abduction by aliens or attack by giant gorillas. It’s a snip at £150 a month.
Youngest: I shall take the deluxe insurance please. Here is my credit card.
Eldest: Could I interest you in any of our other products whilst you are on the line? We have home owner loans, if you own your own property?
Youngest: Oh yes, I own my own property. I’ll take a loan while I’m here.
Eldest: Excellent. I’ll just take your credit card details.
Dismayed Mother: What are you two playing?
Youngest: 0800 00 10 66!
Dismayed Mother: And how long have you been playing?
Eldest: About half an hour. We’re getting bored now.
Dismayed Mother: And who has phoned whom?
Youngest: I phoned his mobile! (Great. Approximately £7.50 of phone call.)