The radio freak
Old Brendan Boyle was a short-wave radio freak. Every evening without fail
he would sit and twiddle the dials and receive the most scratchy and ear-splitting
noises for his pains. One evening as Brendan leaned towards the radioset he felt
a fierce pain in his lower back.
'My God,' he cried, 'I think I've got lumbago.' 'I don't know why you bother,'
said his wife
Bridget. 'You won't understand a word they say!'