Retired supermarket worker Gregory Smith says it wouldn't bother him if one morning he woke up to discover he'd metamorphosed into a gigantic insect.
'I can't see it being a problem,' he said. 'A change is as good as a rest, as they say, though I think I'll pass on turning into a cockroach.'
Mr Smith says he's always felt empathy with insects which he believes are unfairly maligned and often swatted.
'After all, they're not all locusts,' he said.
Although he thinks that 'initially it might come as a shock to the wife as she doesn't like creepy-crawlies', he believes she'd soon adapt as she'd eventually done to his beard.
Mr Smith believes the metamorphosis would solve his neighbour problem.
'If a gigantic insect appeared on my doorstep and complained about loud music, I'd soon turn it down ' he said, although he still isn't clear if insects have six or eight legs.