An ordinary man put that sodding hand-held camcorder down for two bloody minutes and started actually enjoying being with his family this weekend, according to witnesses.
The man, Geoff Curran of Reigate, apparently listened to his wife’s advice and agreed that we don’t need every little burp recorded for posterity. The event occurred at 10.15am on Saturday during a trip to the Little Elves Family Fun Farm near Hayward’s Heath.
An eye-witness said that Geoff appeared to listen to his spouse before nodding imperceptibly. “He then slowly turned the camera to the ‘off position’ and put it into the rucksack on the back of the buggy. Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like it! Of all the dads out with their kids, I was standing this close to a real acquiescence! I doubt I’ll ever be this lucky again, not if I followed a whole pack of dads for a year.”
Geoff’s actions coincided with their 16 month-old son’s first tentative steps as he walked towards a slightly mangy donkey about a minute later, with the result that normality, in the shape of a camcorder semi-permanently attached to Geoff’s face, was quick to resume.