A MAN who keeps commenting on the darker evenings does not understand that everyone else is trying to ignore it.
34-year old Tom Booker spends afternoons hovering by a window in his office, remarking on the turning of the leaves and the migration of swallows.
Colleague Donna Sheridan said: “Tom usually seems happy enough with his spreadsheets but since September came he thinks he’s presenting Autumnwatch with an invisible Michaela Strachan.
“He’s been banging on about hawthorn berries and beech nuts as if autumn is some sort of halcyon period, rather than the beginning of the hideous, despairing slide into the depths of winter.
“I can do without being reminded that soon I’ll be going to work in the dark, leaving work in the dark and leaching Vitamin D left, right and centre until I feel so depressed that I want to jam my hand in the shredder.
“Only the worst kind of masochistic idiot and the elderly enjoy discussing this sort of thing.”
Booker said: “I’ve never been that fussed about autumn before. But invisible Michaela Strachan is really fit.”