I am not in the habit of bringing my work home--but this was definitely an exceptional case in every way.
My work had literally come to me at my home!
I opened my door and welcomed Cody Cod with a gesture.
He was a cod of average size and shape but as he entered my apartment he certainly seemed nervous--even distraught.
"Please calm yourself, Cody," I said in a soothing tone, "and sit down if you like and tell me what can be your purpose in visiting me here at this late hour."
"It is those SARDINES!" Cody gasped. "I wish I had never heard of ANY sardines and most especially those SEVEN sardines and most extra especially that SEVENTH sardine-- MABLE!