I want to tell you a story.
Somebody very famous in English showbiz used to say that, Maxie Bygraves.
"I wanna tell you a story...", and, in saying this, he would wring loose his heavily be-ringed fingers expressively, like post-war bananas, inviting you in.
You were going to enjoy this tale, this moment.
When I remember whatever the hell it was I had intended to write today...