Oh no Tom Tom, that was a paraphrasing of a line from A Clockwork Orange.
My husband and I often say to each other "No time Missus, I've got meters to read!"
The other day I was telling him about a dog I almost hit when I was 2 blocks from our house. It was young, had escaped its yard, and was delirious from the unexpected freedom. It's owner and her 2 kids were frantic trying to get him to come back. I drove up to it and opened my passenger door hoping he'd jump in, but he was all "No time Missus! They're after me and I've got to get myself killed first!"
Actually I think the line is "no time for the old in and out, I'm here to read your meter"