carolinepetherick wrote: in one of the discworld books there's someone in a street in Ankh-Morpork who expresses amazement that someone near him doesn't know how to control a conversation.
Anyone know where I can find that quote?
=Tamar wrote:I think that's Vimes. It's probably in Night Watch, where he is astonished at how poorly trained the watchmen were back then, even the captain.
KnightOfFewWords wrote:=Tamar wrote:I think that's Vimes. It's probably in Night Watch, where he is astonished at how poorly trained the watchmen were back then, even the captain.
I think you're right. Could it be one of the conversations he has with Captain Tilden?
Terry Pratchett in Night Watch wrote:Tilden looked furious. 'You could've known that, what?' he said. 'It doesn't prove anything!' 'Ask me something else, then,' said Vimes. 'Ask me what Macklewheet said about me.' And I just hope I've got the answers right. 'Well?'
'Said I was the best officer on his force and he was sorry to see me go,' said Vimes. 'Said I was of good character. Said he wished he could pay me the twenty five dollars a month I was going to get here-'
'I never offered you-'
'No, you offered me twenty dollars and now that I've seen the mess here I'm not taking it!' Vimes rejoiced. Tilden hadn't even learned how to control a conversation. 'If you pay Knock twenty dollars he owes you nineteen dollars change! The man couldn't talk and chew gum at the same time.
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