A pun jumped into my brain the other day, and I had to use it before it escaped. So here goes:
‘The wife’s lookin’ for ya. She’s to the bottom of the hill,’ Matty informed his shipmate, Dave.
‘Oh, she is, has it?’ said Dave, and he drained his tapered glass of ale. ‘Draw me another, Tim.’
Tim refilled Dave’s glass.
‘There now, I’ll be back before I’ve gone,’ said Dave, raising his full glass in a farewell salute and sauntering out the door.
Nursing his glass of ale, he went down to the she in sips.