And the award for "Dumbest, Most Hilarious and Most Unhelpful Answer of the Year" goes to...
one of the food-serving staff in the LEat Restaurant at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Yesterday, while I was waiting for my lamb curry with rice to become sufficiently warm to pass the thermo-probe test, the next customer at the counter asked the server if the chicken dish was Halal.
With only a split-second of hesitation and with utter conviction the server responded with just one word:
I looked at the other customer. She looked at me. We both had that "WTF?" look on our faces.
For a while words failed us, we couldn't speak for laughing.
Happiness comes from the most unlikely places.