Certain sounds, noises, often repeated again and again can make you really irritated. At least they can me. At the moment it’s the sound of a dog barking. And one dog in particular - the one two doors down from my house. I have evil thoughts about this dog verging on slaughter. The wretched thing jumped two gardens the other day and ended up in mine. I gave it the evil look and it ran for its life until the owner collared it. I asked her whether there was something wrong with her dog as it seems to bark incessantly and she solemnly assured me: It’s a barker! An inborn respect for womankind prevented me from saying a word.