Laurence's tone was dismissive. He reached for his briefcase. "Lately you've been in a bate these last few mornings. I hope you can make yourself a little more aggreable this evening. If this is what reading the newspaper does for you, I might have it delivered to the office."
— Jojo Moyes, The Last Letter from Your Lover.
I read that passage and then immediately recalled this video ...
Apologies if I've posted it before. Obviously my mind is fit only for small furry animals.
Speaking of which, I was just out walking the dog and got as far as the oval before I realised I still had on my slippers.