Wives, mums and women in general are rejoicing as the calendar moves into October, which signals the end of the male resistance to the heating going on.
Local woman, Murial Hislop (46) has had to endure a long chilly summer of her husband’s smug announcements that the heating will not be going on until October 1st.
Hislop has had a tough last few weeks tolerating her husband’s predictable jokes about wearing a second jumper, and doing a bit more housework to keep warm.
‘I have to prime him from early September, so that he can cope better when October arrives,’ said Hislop.
‘We’re making some improvement. It used to be November 1st, but the idiot’s forgotten that in his old age,’ admitted Hislop.