The radio is usually on in the background in our house for most of the day.
I get up first and always enjoy my half-hour of silence before my good lady appears and on goes BBC Radio Two. We both enjoy Pop Master, the music quiz every weekday with the host Ken Bruce. Somedays we get pretty good scores and other days, particularly if the questions are from the 1980s to the modern day, we score very little.
Around lunchtime, Jeremy Vine takes over the airwaves and without wanting to sound rude, I try to turn the volume down, although not always successfully. He’s too shouty with shouty guests that are far too shouty for me. The only saving grace is he plays some good music. He must have something though as he seems to have been broadcasting at that time of day for what seems like an age.
Today though, I had to turn him off and with the wife’s blessing too. I think most Mondays, he interviews the BBC Doctor, Sarah Jarvis about a topical illness that I suppose must be beneficial to the listeners. However, today’s subject was ingrowing toenails! It’s lunchtime, I’m just about to sit down and tuck into my freshly made Chicken soup with a splash of pepper and garlic bread and he wants to discuss ingrowing toenails! No, no, no and no.
I’ve Heard It All Before
I’ve sat through the whys and wherefores of bowel movements, listened to why some people have festering boils on their bums to the problems caused by urinary tract infections, but ingrowing toenails, no!! So off it went, click and we ate our lunch in beautiful silence. No shouty callers, no shouty presenters and no ingrowing toenails. Bliss.
I do apologise to anyone that suffers from the problems caused by ingrowing toenails. It does sound very painful, it’s just that I don’t like to hear about it when I am eating. My heart goes out to you, it really does and I hope you get the treatment you need. Just don’t phone Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 when you have been fixed.
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