NOW Boris Johnson has proudly cancelled Christmas, most of the country will be trapped in their homes and unable to meet the following arseholes:
Lower middle-class 60-something Tories
Your neighbours Gerald and Andrea appear harmless but would vote for Mussolini if they could. Every opinion they have is stridently right-wing and boringly familiar, so you can simulate this by reading the Daily Express and wishing you weren’t.
Teenager on phone throughout
On a videocall when you arrive and when you leave four hours later with no break inbetween. Pops in and out to sneer at the old folk, even if you’re 27, while harassing parents for food, batteries and top-up data. Has 130,000 followers on TikTok.
The most boring man in the world
This irredeemable bastard would force you to partake in the most boring conversation you’ve ever had. Topics include his job at a plastic extrusion moulding firm; a place in Sardinia where he and his wife go on holiday every f**king year; the challenges facing his middle-management son at the call centre.
Hot neighbour with a repellent personality
Always looks vaguely promising until you get chatting to the only attractive person at the gathering. Then Charlotte or Steve or whoever spends 30 minutes obsessively telling a complete stranger why their sister is a ‘toxic bitch’ or ‘I’m not saying who but they should stick to their own countries’.
Gobshite with a business idea
Usually male, this bright spark bang on about his flakey business idea, a ‘virtual restaurant for pets’. The knackered old Volvo parked outside suggests he is not very successful and you should hide in the toilet with a bottle of wine rather than invest.
Couple incapable of talking about anything except their kids
Whether you’ve got kids or not, nobody cares about other people’s. Not about their GCSEs, teachers, sporting activities, archery lessons, their doctor’s unreasonable sceptisicm about their allergies which make them shit at maths, none of it. If Covid’s saved you from this it can’t be all bad.