A newsagent from Blackpool was recovering from shock today after being asked a question about the charity he was collecting for in his make shift old sweet jar placed on the counter.
'The day was going pretty much as usual with no indication that anything untoward was about to happen and then this bloke approaches the counter with a copy of the local paper' explained newsagent Dennis Wigley 'he handed me a fifty pence piece to pay for the paper and I handed over the penny change as usual'.
It was at this point that things took a strange turn for Mr Wrigley. Just as the gentlemen went to drop the penny into the sweet jar as any normal customer would do to get rid of his change the unthinkable happened.
'He actually asked me a question about the charity!' continued the flabberghasted Wigley 'I had to quickly gather my thoughts but I initially struggled because that battered old sweet jar had been up there so long i'd forgotten what it was collecting for. I took a quick glance at the faded ink on the label to remind me that it was for the lame blackpool beach donkeys sanctuary in Lytham and I managed to mumble an answer which seemed to satisfy the gentlemens curiosity. He then turned and walked out of the shop leaving me in a total state of shock'.
Mr Wigley was clearly shaken by the experience and was still bewildered as to why the question was asked 'in thirty years of running a newsagency i've never known anything like it. Usually people just chuck in the money without question and for all they know they could be funding guerilla warfare in deepest Africa everytime they get rid of their change so why on why did someone have to ask me? ' finished Wigley.