A MAN has confused and disturbed his pub friends by passing on a message from his wife to say hello.
Tom Booker was enjoying a drink with his mates when he decided to turn the evening weird by interrupting a discussion about the evils of VAR to announce that his wife had wished them the cheery greeting.
Friend Nathan Muir said: “There is an unspoken rule that when we come to the pub we pretend our partners don’t exist, so why he felt the need to smash our suspension of disbelief like this I don’t know.
“Of course, we felt obliged to ask after her and then suddenly we were knee deep in a discussion about perimenopause and didn’t know how to escape without looking like insensitive twats.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’d happily chat about it with him another time, I’m a modern man after all. But we come to the pub to neck pints and act like dicks, which is why we leave our wives and girlfriends firmly out of it.”
Booker’s wife Sophie said: “It’s so easy to mess with their tiny, silly minds. Next time I’m going to ask him to get me some tampons from the machine in the ladies. That will really f**k them up.”