Local man, Martin Shuttlecock thought he had it made on his birthday last Friday, when his charming stepdaughter popped around and presented him with a box of Terry's All Gold Dark Chocolate for his birthday.
It dawned on Shuttlecock however, that his long suffering wife Anne, an avid chocolate lover, would pretty quickly pounce on his prize and scoff the contents.
As he expressed his concerns to his stepdaughter, she told him:
"Don't worry. I've got it all worked out. Mum doesn't like dark chocolate, so she won't scoff 'em all up. You'll be able to enjoy these choccies all to yourself!"
Needless to say, when Anne Shuttlecock arrived home from work that evening, she miraculously discovered that she did actually like dark chocolate after all.
And proceeded to eat half the box immediately.
Despite having been treated to an Ali Bullo Special Grill from the kebab shop, just minutes previously.
Martin Shuttlecock was heard to mutter "Bah! Humbug!" or words to that effect.
Long suffering wife Anne was last spotted hovering close to the box of Terry's All Gold Dark Chocolate, presumably plotting a military style assault on the second layer.
More as we get it.