“And,” she said.
He continued to look at his screen.
“Well,” she continued.
Again nothing, not even a flicker of a response.
Her tone moved almost imperceptibly from polite request to forceful demand.
He looked up.
“Oh sorry,” he responded lamely, “where you saying something?”
“Yes. I wanted to know how it went this morning, if it’s not too much trouble.”
“Well,” he grinned “with all modesty I think I can safely say that the experiment was 100% successful.”