Relations were tense between an organ grinder and his monkey last night after a member of the public broke with all convention and asked to speak to the monkey. 'I couldn't believe my ears,' said organ grinder Pete Winfield. 'The guy looked my straight in the eyes and said that he wanted to speak to the monkey! Everyone knows how it goes; you talk to the organ grinder - NOT THE MONKEY!' Shouted an increasingly distressed Mr Winfield.
'We both knew where we stood before,' he continued 'we had our roles and everything was simple; he jumped up and down waving his arms about, and I played my organ while talking constantly to lots of people at their request. But now the line between grinder and monkey is blurred and Peanuts is getting a big head - I even caught him playing with the organ this morning!'
Sensing Mr Winfield's volatile emotional state, I decided that I had questioned him for long enough. However, wanting to get a balanced view of things I made the monumental mistake of asking to speak to his monkey and had to run for my life as Mr Winfield came at me threatening to put his organ where the sun wouldn't shine.