A Kilmeaden man hadn’t been feeling well for some time so, accompanied by his wife, he went to visit a specialist at Waterford Regional Hospital recommended by his GP. After the check-up, the consultant took the wife aside and informed her that her husband was very ill and needed serious building up. “If you don’t do the following, the consequences for your husband may well be fatal”, he said gravely. 1.Each morning, fix him a healthy breakfast and send him off to work in a good mood. 2.At lunchtime, make him a warm, nutritious meal and put him in a good frame of mind before he goes back to work. 3. For dinner, fix an especially nice meal and don’t burden him with household chores. 4. Have sex with him whenever he’s able for it and, in general, satisfy his every whim.”

On the way home in the car, the husband asked his wife what the doctor had told her. Tears welled up in her eyes as she turned to him. “I’m so sorry, darling, but he said you’re going to die.”