I admit I expected something impressing and representative, but the location is … well, humble at least. This is mainly because, to rule the world, it’s best to go unnoticed. She said, it is even essential. Importance or noticability would just interfere with what you have to do.
So she asked me in, we sat down and had a cup of tea. I was rather intimidated at first. After all I was having tea with the most important being of the universe! But she was very nice, just as humble as her residence, and soon we chatted as if we’d known each other for a long time (which, in a way, is the case). Here is some of our conversation:
»I’m sure you must very busy, I hope I’m not keeping you away from work?«
»You don’t keep me from anything. Take a seat. Tea?«
»Yes please, thank you.« I sat down. She made rattling noises with the tea pot. I asked If I could help, but she refused my offer. When she came back with the tea, I asked:
»So is it true that you’re the ruler of the world?«
»Ruler doesn’t quite match it, more like a janitor. And: The universe, not the world.«
»Is that 'yes'?«
She smiled. »Sure«, she said.
»A Janitor, you say … excuse me, but it doesn’t seem to be in very good shape lately.«
»You think so? A lot of things are just like they're supposed to be. You must understand, that a certain amount of imbalance is needed to keep it all moving. Of course there is always some tweaking necessary, and it’s a problem when people try to interfere, but, well, that's why a headmaster is needed, so who am I to complain?« She smiled and took her cup. »But I am boring, talking about my work all the time. What’s it like to be a deer, I’m very curious about this …«
And so we sat and chatted all afternoon.
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