'Well tell her she'll have to be quick.' The man from the crematorium replies sounding a bit peeved. 'We are switching the furnaces off at 2pm today and kick off is at three so we'll be shut before then.'
'Thank you for being so sensitive to her needs, I'll tell her to come straight away.' I say sweetly.
It would appear that even the furnaces stop for England when they are playing in the world cup.
But us vets are not immune to the addiction. I installed a small TV in the vets office and appointments were made mainly through half time.
Twenty minutes into the game my colleague stormed into the office.
'Can you believe a lady has just brought her guinea pig and her eight year old boy to the surgery?!' She ranted. 'Does she not realise the poor child will be bullied mercilessly for missing the football?'
Yep, world cup fever has infected us all....