"I'm trying to be cranky here"

She was sitting in her big chair looking annoyed. I suppose I sang out my usual cheery greeting and with great effort she retained her scowl.

"What's with the look?" I asked.

"I am trying to be cranky here", she said, "and you spoiled it!"

"There is always tomorrow", said I and we both laughed before getting into her time machine and journeying back to the 70s.

But that, is for another time.