A FATHER of two has sent shock waves through his family by showing a complex emotion.
When asked by his teenage daughter what career aspirations he had as a youngster, chartered accountant Bill McKay reportedly went very quiet and mumbled something about racing cars.
Daughter Susan McKay said: “Something flashed across Dad’s eyes. I think it was sadness mixed with inexpressible regret, but I can’t be sure because I’ve never seen him feel anything. It was horrifying.
“Dad has always been our rock – by which I mean he is basically inanimate.”
McKay’s son Andrew added: “Dad is normally the kind of person who just gets on with life. He’s very practical and keeps himself busy – taking out the bin, giving us lifts, or burying his feelings in the garden.
“I want Dad to be happy, of course, but more than that, I want him to be completely emotionally neutral.”
McKay’s wife Jane said: “I know men can have a bit of a wobble as they reach middle age. But I never dreamed he’d start emoting.”
Mr McKay has confirmed that he will be not be showing emotion again for many years.