Just when you think they’ve hit rock bottom, they bring in an excavator.
I have a nasty feeling that was meant to be funny.
And why, pray, does Peggy asking Lilian to do something for her cause Lilian to say that she has been out-manoeuvred? She hasn’t; she has been asked to do something. She could simply say “no”.
…I honestly think the only thing the SWs are worthy of receiving is their pink-slips¹
¹ - “cards” (is that term still used on that side of t’Pond?)
By those of a certain age only. Common usage normally references the P45 (which is in fact not a gun)
Considerably simpler than saying “yes”, at that point…