My late entry for the worst birthday present idea

I was chortling away to myself about Janice Turner’s gullibility in falling for the Hurricane Spin Scrubber which, she told us here last week, she saw on her Instagram feed, fell for, paid for, waited for and then found utterly useless for scrubbing, when my doorbell rang.

I was still sighing and shaking my head as I went to answer it, thinking how such a thing could never happen to me because, as a comics-crazy kid, I fell too many times for all those ads for x-ray specs, hypno-coins and sea monkeys (“just add water to grow real live pets!”) to have any truck with such chicanery in adulthood.

It was a package, which I opened to find two T-shirts bearing the slogan, “Covid-19

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