"I. . ." he stammered
"It's only that if your hair has been shaved in the pattern of a French hedge-maze, something has gone terribly wrong."
"French?" he asked.
"Of course," she said, "But don't worry yourself if it's English. If it's English, everything's dandy."
"The skull?" she said, "Yes, I understand it may be unusual to have a skull on one's hat. The thing is, I always travel with fangs somewhere on my person, and today the usual places were occupied, so I was forced to go with the hat."
"I have been informed," said Dr. Blackwell stiffly, "that is is not lady-like to wander around with ones arms exposed and that I have been scandalizing my fellow agents." She held out her arms in front of her, "But you must understand that it is so much easier to remove the fluids I deal with from flesh than fabric! Have some sympathy for my position, Sir, I am so often elbows deep in some kind of pulsating opening, and most creatures prefer the tender feel of flesh."
"Oh," said Dr. Blackwell, "You would like to go out to dinner? I think that's an excellent idea. No sense waiting around here. I will have the lab results ready when you get back.
"Dr. Axelrod and I have been playing Doctor every day at 3:00PM for the past six months. I have won every day. Then again, so has he."