Sherlock advent drabbles :D
Today's word is: Ad absurdum
"You have to admit," says John, as they walk back up Whitehall, "that this would have been a lot easier if you had some knowledge of politics."
Sherlock scoffs. "Not important."
"But you didn't know who the Prime Minister was!" exclaims John.
Sherlock sighs and stops in the middle of the street. People stream around him. "John," he says, "we've had this conversation before."
"I know," says John, "but, come on, remembering who the Prime Minister is won't hurt!"
"Yes it will." Sherlock starts walking again and throws up his hands. "Ok," he says. "So first I learn who the Prime Minister is. What next? The rest of the cabinet? The whole of the House of Commons?" He gives John a sour look. "Where does it end? Sportsmen? Celebrities? WAGs? I don't have an infinite amount of memory, John! There'll come a point where I have to start forgetting things to fit it all in and then I'll find that I can no longer tell the difference between the different types of cigarette ash because I'm too busy remembering who's a contestant on the X-Factor!"
John stares at him as they walk along.
Sherlock frowns. "What?" he asks after a moment. "What is it?"
"You've heard of the X-Factor," says John. He looks out across the road and grins. "I didn't think that would be your sort of thing."
Sherlock huffs and sticks his hands in his pockets. "I've heard Mrs Hudson talking about it."
"Yeah," says John, smiling, "but Mrs Hudson sometimes talks about politics too and you don't remember that."
Sherlock strides ahead. "Not important, John!"
"Do you watch Strictly too?" asks John.
Sherlock doesn't deign to give him an answer.