The source of several weeks of tension between Jack Harling and his girlfriend of two years, Sarah Mishal, came to light today after Mr Harling, attempting to sooth Ms Mishal's irritable mood, which appeared to him to have no obvious cause, said, "Here, have the last Taste The Difference Flapjack. They're really good."
Ms Mishal responded to this with: "I don't want a Taste The Difference Flapjack, I want a baby!" This remark came as something of a surprise to Mr Harling, who had not had procreation on his mind, and in fact rarely has procreation on his mind.
"I made a comment a few weeks ago," he admitted. "You know, just one of those throw-away comments. 'I can't be arsed to have kids' I think it was. I only vaguely remember it to be honest. I didn't much think about it really. It felt the same as saying 'I can't be arsed to clean the car today.' Seems she's been thinking about it all this time."
To Ms Mishal the comment came like a bolt of bad lightning from the sky. "I always imagined having kids," she admitted. "Since we've been together two years and we're both in our late twenties I'd begun to assume it would be with Jack. We've never really talked about it, but you never talk about your desire to wank either. You just assume everyone has it."
The tension between the couple has now considerably eased after Mr Harling said he could 'probably have kids at some point' though he did say he wanted to buy an a very fast motorbike first, while he still has money. "That's fine," said Ms Mishal. "I can wait. I don't even mind if I have a flapjack in the meantime. But if he makes a comment like that again I'll ram the damn flapjacks up his arse."