Chelmsford man Simon Williams has announced that he hopes to wear a pair of shorts this weekend.
“It was really quite warm yesterday,” said Mr Williams.
“So, if the weather holds then I think I’ll definitely be able to put some shorts on over the weekend.”
He made the announcement at work in the kitchen at Goss Brothers Solutions ltd. Colleagues weren’t sure what to make of it.
“I wasn’t sure what to make of it,” said Eleanor Gay, a colleague.
“He just said it. Just that he might wear shorts, I was all like – ‘Si, Hello, it’s April.’ I mean, it could start raining at any time and he’d just be there in his shorts.
“I wouldn’t take the risk, but then Si’s always been a bit of a maverick.”
However, others have dismissed his plans as completely unworkable.
“Nonsense,” said a friend who wished to remain anonymous.
“Just, complete fantasy. There is simply no chance that he’ll be able to wear shorts this weekend. A month from now? It’s possible. But now? Trust me, that man will not be wearing shorts this weekend.”
Mr Williams has also revealed that he plans on getting the barbecue out, but just to give it a bit of a clean.