GadgetVicar Boy is now the church verger. He is responsible for opening and closing the church and generally keeping things in order. What a conscientious verger he is proving to be, fulfilling the role 'over and above the call of duty'. So picture the scene on Saturday, as we prepared for the wedding: the church looks immaculate, but then he discovers that some roosting pidgeons have deposited their droppings on the church steps. The verger swings into action with his mop and bucket. He then discovers that there is a dead bird lying on the driveway, smack bang in the middle of our disabled access and he chooses to inform me of this tragedy. I suggest that it is part of his role to clear up such problems (I think he told me in the hope that I might go and pick it up!). With barely a harumph, he dutifully disposed of said deceased bird.
It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.