Victor has always been a news and current affairs buff. He’s also more of an early bird than a nightowl. As he’s grown older, he’s become ever fonder of his undisturbed sleep. Hence his bedtime routine consisting of:
- Clean teeth
- Empty bladder
- Stick Radio 4 on for the late night news
- Turn mobile phone off
His son, on the other hand, has always been a nightowl, with a bladder the size of a pea. Hence at every nocturnal loo break, he’d text Victor with a snippet, eg:
- Family in-jokes
- Words to song Victor used to like singing
- News headlines
At 05:00 one morning, son got up, went to loo, climbed back into bed and listened to the Radio Five news.
Big headline was that Kim Jong-il of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had died.
Time to send a text to Sunray. He can read it on regaining consciousness.
KIM JONG IL NOW DEAD
Message sent. Now to catch another hour or two of sleep.
Peep-peep. Incoming text message.
WHO THE [EXPLETIVE DELETED] IS HE
Reply from son:
President of North Korea
NOT [EXPLETIVE DELETED] INTERESTED MY FRIEND
Oh well, no pleasing some people, I guess.
Days later… a constant stream of updates by text from Sunray to son, giving details of the deceased President’s funeral cortege and wailing crowds. Suddenly he was interested, after all.
Have an interesting day, won’t you!