Roddy Doyle's Charlie Savage: How to make an old man smile
I'm sick of people asking me what's wrong. So I've been working on the face.
This all started about 10 years ago. There'd I'd be, feeling grand in my head, and I'd notice someone - the wife, my sister, always a woman - looking at me like I was displaying the early stages of leprosy or something.
It was always the same.