Retired parents exhausted after day of completely unnecessary tasks

A MAN’S retired parents are looking forward to a rest after a punishing day of finding things to do that did not need doing.

While visiting, Tom Logan was puzzled to find his mum and dad furiously rearranging kitchen cupboards, cleaning already-clean items and ‘checking’ the garden hose.

Logan said: “They made out they had a mountain of important chores to do, but it was just things like Dad oiling some garden shears he hasn’t used in 15 years.

“Meanwhile Mum was taking all their clothes out of wardrobes to ‘check for moths’. There were no moths. There have never been any moths in 40 years of them living here. The moths are a lie. 

“They’ve bled a radiator which was working fine, soaked a load of brand new mugs in bleach and done a detailed inspection of all the bath towels. Then they put them all back again.

“I hope my retirement doesn’t consist of inventing chores just to have something to do. I wouldn’t mind but the daft b*stards have worn themselves out and want me to go to the shops for them.”

Logan’s father Derek said: “It was absolutely necessary to remove and check all the light bulbs. There’s nothing more dangerous than a loose light bulb.”

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Five fun lies to terrify children about to go to secondary school

DO you want to scare the shit out of kids about to move from cuddly primary school to the cut throat corridors of secondary? Tell them these classic lies.

Older kids will flush your head down the toilet

This has probably never happened to anyone except one unfortunate kid in 1971. Even so all children must have this fear planted in their heads so they end up with weird complexes about using public toilets that haunt them forever.

You’ll barely get out of PE lessons alive

Whether it’s rugby, hockey or swimming, there are many ways to be maimed and killed during PE. Tell them a bullshit story from your own school days about a child who got impaled by a javelin. Make it more convincing by calling him ‘Pete’ and saying he was in your class.

Bullies will strangle you with your tie

You’ve just spent five years rocking up to school in a Dora the Explorer t-shirt, but now you’ll have to wear a uniform, one part of which is perfect for throttling you. Obviously there isn’t an epidemic of tie-related murders in Britain’s schools or the press might pick up on it, but an 11-year-old won’t know that.

The teachers are hard bastards

Forget your fluffy primary school teachers – the ones at secondary school are ALL nasty pieces of work who got chucked out of the army for being too mental. If you’re feeling particularly sadistic, mention that most science teachers used to be in prison for dissolving people in acid. 

You have to learn to smoke

Smoking is mandatory for all secondary school children. If you don’t smoke, you’ll be an outcast and bullied for the whole time you’re there. If a worried child asks if there are any non-smoking schools he can go to, you’ll know your lie has done its job.