Sometimes I can only think of a smart wisecrack ages after a moment it would have fitted perfectly, and want to kick myself for it. Occasionally though, my ability to come up with the goods on the spot surprises even me . . .
Case in point, the other day in work. In order to go to the loos, we need to go out the main door of the office into the main atrium, thus necessitating use of a fob for access in and out. As I headed through reception to the door, I ran into a male colleague from another department and was making small talk as we headed for the door.
At this point, he realised he had forgotten his fob.
"Oh <>" he said. "I forgot my little thing."
My line? "I hope you're not going to the toilet then."
Wow. Sometimes I amuse myself so much I should be a stand-up comic...