In everyday life, we tend to make assumptions about things. We are quick to notice when other people make them but seldom recognise when we ourselves are assuming. This contradiction inspired Never Assume. We wanted to write a story where several characters would jump to conclusions about something or other and explore the consequences of this.
The other main focus of the story had to be on the relationship between Mr Griffs and Steve Moran. The two characters have many differences but at their core, they are quite similar to each other. This story had to subtlety expresses this.
At the time we were also trying to define Mr Griffs’ character and some of his idiosyncrasies. For such a complex and quirky person, he is actually quite simple. For instance, his love for food and routine.
These three elements framed the story. For example, Steve accused Mr Griffs of digging holes in his garden. This then paved the way for Mr Griffs to get back at his neighbour by using a batch of his wife’s spiced nuts. But, in doing so, Mr Griffs makes key assumptions.
Even as multiple characters make assumptions as well, Mr Griffs and Steve’s contentious relationship is brought forward.
All Things Griffs
Mr Griffs leads a peaceful life. Or so he claims to. He lives on a quiet street, Pickle Mouse Crescent, in the idyllic town of Cornville. Yet for some reason, Mr Griffs always manages to find trouble. Or does trouble find him?