A ‘coldy’ Norfolk man is to be awarded he second highest award in the United Kingdom honours system for turning up at work, it can be revealed.
Kevin Took from Cromer awoke this morning in ‘a world of pain’ but reached for his tie rather his mobile, according to his partner. ‘It’s the single bravest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do,’ sobbed wife Katie who was ironing 80 packed-lunches and completing her son’s maths homework with a broken arm.
‘He spent all last night holding the bridge of his nose an mumbling about ‘coming down with something’, not to mention setting up ‘Geoff, Manager’ on speed dial so I was surprised as anyone – well probably not as much as he was – to see him heading for the shower this morning – my little solider!’
Mr Took apparently moved along the floor to the bathroom using only his arms before rolling down the stairs and out of the door with nothing but a pained expression and a packet of Lemsip to place prominently on his desk.
‘Of course I jokingly mentioned he could wallpaper the living room if he was going to be a lazy ne’er-do-well today, added Mrs Took, ‘but he knew I was joking’