Cop 663: Since she left, everything in the flat is sad. Everything needed lulling to sleep.
[to a bar of soap]
Cop 663: You’ve lost a lot of weight, you know. You used to be so chubby. Have more confidence in yourself.
[to a threadbare wet dishcloth]
Cop 663: You have to stop crying, you know. Where’s your strength and absorbency? You’re so shabby these days.