A FAMILY who decided to dine together at the table for a change now have to crane their necks to watch Emmerdale.
The Cooks, who usually enjoy their evening meal on the sofa, agreed that they should make the effort to have a proper dinner together like it says you should in the Sunday supplements.
However, they have discovered that the new arrangement makes it difficult for most of them to properly see the television and, for the unlucky person at the head of the table, impossible.
Julian Cook said: “It’s important to spend proper time together as a family every day instead of slouching in front of a screen like common scum. In theory, that is.
“But the chairs aren’t comfortable, we’re all stuck staring at each other’s munching faces and it turns out none of us particularly wants to hear about anyone else’s day, so we left the telly on.
“The reflection on the screen’s a problem, it’s not easy to change the channel and the angle made Richard Osman look even more freakish than usual, but I’m determined to carry on. Maybe get the old telly out of the attic.”
Wife Sarah Cook said: “I can see this lasting two weeks, max. Julian wants us to ‘talk more’, but if it wasn’t for The One Show we’d have nothing to talk about.”