A CARTOON baker is confident that nothing will happen to the freshly-baked pie he has placed by an open window to cool.
Speaking from his kitchen, ruddy-cheeked pastry chef Norman Steele confirmed that nothing untoward was likely to happen to the pie even though its scent was drifting past several hungry dogs, cats, and gangs of loveable urchins.
He added: “What could possibly go wrong?
“There’s no reason to believe, for example, that a nearby dog will be so entranced by the scent that he will start levitating and float toward the source.
“Or indeed that hungry children will construct an unlikely remote-grabbing device using gloves and a pair of telescopic arms. That’s simply not realistic.
“No, I stand here, rolling pin in hand, absolutely sure I won’t shortly be running outside brandishing it in my apron, red-faced, as the pie is snatched away from me. You just watch.”