Frustrated by noisy neighbours one evening, my teenage son suggested my husband go round and tell them one of his 181.

“But Dad’s jokes aren’t funny,” I reminded him.

“Exactly!” my son replied. “They’re usually followed by complete silence.”

Submitted by Samantha Nicholson

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