Man thinks twice about telling builder interesting fact

A MAN has decided against telling a builder working at his house an interesting fact about the size of England.

Martin Bishop had two builders round to do work in his bathroom when a conversation sprung up about travel and holidays.

Bishop said: “One of the builders, I think his name was Bill or Bob or Jeff, said that he was going to France to get a load of duty-free next week.

“Then I remembered that I’d recently read about how France is three times the size of England and that in South Africa some people own farmland the size of England.

“I ran it through in my head though and imagined them looking like I was a nerd so I decided to leave it and just say ‘yeah, the bloody French.’”

Builder Norman Steele added: “That Martin seemed like a nice bloke. I really didn’t expect him to hate the French so much.”