A MIDDLE class couple weirdly spent a fortnight in Spain without latching onto another identical couple.
Stephen and Helen Malley did not spend all their holiday with a similarly-aged British man and wife talking about potential mutual acquaintances in the UK and how the milk tastes different.
Accountant Stephen Malley said: “For us, the best part of going abroad is meeting people who could practically be clones of ourselves.
“This time we decided to do things differently and declined three separate invitations to have a gin and tonic. Sorry, Iain and Karen, we’d have loved to hear about your new double garage.
“Not meeting an identical couple was a mistake, to be honest. We spent hours with just each other visiting local places of interest when we could have been sitting in the hotel discussing our jobs.
Marketing manager Helen said: “We felt completely depressed when we got home as we usually send our new friends lots of hilarious emails about the waiters.
“Next year we’re going to find a British couple and stick to them like glue. If we’re lucky they might even be from the same town as us.”