A MAN is wondering whether to throw his Lonely Planet guides away rather than allow them to mock him from the bookshelf.
Now that the entire world is barred to him indefinitely, Tom Logan feels that the books emblazoned with exotic words such as ‘Spain’ and ‘France’ are laughing at him.
Logan said: “Now when I look at them the letters in the titles seem to reform and spell out ‘Brexit’, ‘pandemic’ and ‘two small children under three, you stupid f**kwit’.
“My wife says I should throw them away, pointing out that one guide is so old that it features francs rather than euros. She also helpfully mentioned that I’m currently furloughed and the tourism industry is on the brink of collapse.
“But I remain a traveller at heart, and you never know, Lonely Planet might launch a title called Local Corner Shop, with a big section on nearby dangers, like masked locals and the possibility of virulent disease.
“Either way, I’m keeping them. Self-delusion is the only way I’ll get through this.”