A MAN has begun a punishing three-month training regimen to make him fit to meet his girlfriend’s parents for the first time.
Nathan Muir, aged 26, has admitted that he expects it to be the most challenging thing he has ever done but that it will be worth it for the sense of achievement.
He said: “I’ve done Iron Man, Tough Mudder and the Great North Run, but this is going to be the hardest endurance test by far. I’m genuinely afraid.
“How am I meant to make a good impression without coming across as an obsequious git? Even a Marine would struggle to crack that one.”
“It’s turning my whole life upside down. I’ve got to eat at a table, pretend video games are for the immature, and act like voting Conservative is a perfectly sensible thing to do. I might have pushed myself too far this time.”
Girlfriend Suzie Traherne, said: “He’s making great progress on pulling out my chair for me, but not updating the whole room on his latest defecation is making him white-knuckled with effort.
“If he can get through the dinner without breaking down at how vile my mum is to waitresses, he can get through the whole day. I believe in him. I really do.”