A DAD has given his daughter’s boyfriend his official seal of approval by taking him on a guided tour of the garage.
After dating Bill McKay’s daughter Nikki for over a year and visiting her parents numerous times, Jack Browne was unexpectedly invited to peruse Bill’s jealously-guarded inner sanctum.
Browne said: “Despite having eaten a Sunday roast together on multiple occasions, Bill has barely directed anything at me other than a suspicious stare. So it was quite a shock when, after we’d finished the crumble, he stood up and said ‘Jack, let me show you around the garage’.
“I was tempted to laugh at first but then I saw Nikki welling up and her mum squeezing her hand, so I knew this was a really big deal.
“I followed him inside and he pointed out the old twin-tub washing machine, the half-empty containers of oil and his collection of screws that he keeps in a Christmas biscuit tin his mum bought in 1961.
“I was beginning to question whether my relationship with Nikki was worth this tedious nightmare, when he said, ‘If you’re good enough for Nikki, you’re good enough for me. One day, all this could be yours.'”
“I didn’t tell him I’d level the whole thing for a hot tub. It might have ruined the moment.”