I’m not going to allow myself to be too happy about their daring to utter the slightest teeniest criticism of Pip out of her hearing. If they confront the presumptuous little madam then I will jump for joy.
Oh, and sorry to be a wet blanket, but I do wish they had contradicted her and said that her being pregnant will indeed make a difference to the business and not allowed her instead to ride roughshod over Ruth’s reasonable concern as to whether now is a good time to renew the dairy parlour. Pip is already costing them more in wages for casual labour to do her job for her. Not to mention they are now heaping more work on poor old Josh, who once again has to pay for his sister’s folly and even gets told off for eating too much cake.
(Normally I wouldn’t sympathise that much with Josh, he’d be just as bad as Pip given half a chance, only he’s not the favoured one.)
Will Ben be expected to put aside his A levels for Pip’s sake, I wonder, or whatever exams he’s doing this year.