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Death on expensive holidays tops the list of things we have 'no sympathy for'

It is that time of year when British holidaymakers begin their annual cull by combining scuba diving with outboard motors. Falling off an Aspen ski lift or choking on caviar in Monaco, has the same level of commiseration as a small child banging their head on table, after being told not to run.

Said one woman: ‘Holiday deaths have all the tragedy of sitting on wet paint. I’ve a great deal of compassion for indigenous peoples hit by natural disasters, but I’m far less concerned by a gap year student eaten by the giraffe’.

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