Oops, it has been a wee while since I have presented my prestigious "Prats of The Week" Award.
This week it goes to the staff of Mr Cheap, in Havant, who have clearly been living in a Nanny state far too long; and displayed all the petty minded jobsworth attention to "rules" that one has come to expect from Nanny's minions.
Frank Dineen, 75 years old, innocently went to Mr Cheap to buy some Christmas cards. Unfortunately, he was reckoning without the jobsworths working in the store. Mr Dineen was wearing a trilby, and as we all know Nanny (who loves CCTV) hates hats.
Therefore Mr Dineen was told to remove his trilby by staff, as their CCTV system would not be able to id him.
The fact that he was 75 and no doubt could be recognised by staff, in the unlikely event he created some form of loutish behaviour, was of course ignored by the staff. This being Nanny Britain, common sense has long since being consigned to the dustbin of history.
Mr Dineen refused, and of course has now been banned from the shop.
He is quoted as saying:
"I will take my hat off in the presence of royalty,
but never in a shop."
The jobsworth numpties at Mr Cheap, well deserving Prats of The Week.