EVERY effort you have made for Christmas has been entirely wasted because you forgot to warm the plates, your grandfather has confirmed.
From tidying up to stocking the liquor cabinet, from buying a turkey to decorating a tree, none of it means a thing now you have neglected to adequately warm plates before serving dinner.
The elderly man, who really hoped he would enjoy this Christmas, said: “Why? For God’s sake, why?
“Such a tiny thing. You know how important it is to me. You know that a hot meal on a cold plate’s lukewarm before it even reaches the table. But you didn’t do it.
“It has to be deliberate. You couldn’t have slapped me in the face like this, serving up food that’s inedible, just as an oversight. You’ve done this to hurt me and well done, you’ve succeeded. This is how I’ll remember this Christmas. As an insult.
“No, I can’t eat any of it. It’s freezing cold! Are you trying to kill me? Is that what you want? Come on, Mavis, we’re not staying here. Get your coat. I hope you’ll at least have the decency to drive us the 75 miles home.”
He added: “And open a bloody window. It’s so stuffy in here I can hardly breathe.”