A Norfolk man has been banned from hairdressers in the county after he walked into his local barber's and requested 'just a haircut please'.
Joe Kitchener (42) said that after years of torment at the hands of hairdressers, he decided 'enough was enough' and decided to speak his mind. He said:
'i'd had enough of being given the bloody third-degree every time I went for a haircut and decided to tell them straight that all I wanted was my hair cut shorter. Well, they seem to have taken umbrage and now I'm having to travel across the border to Suffolk where I'm not known for a rug cut.'
Mr Kitchener explained that he had been brought to the edge of a nervous breakdown every time he went for a haircut.
'Soon as you sat down, the bloody questions started. What do you have, and is it a seven all over, and do you want the back squared or tapered, and how do you like the sideburns. I mean, they're supposed to be the bloody hairdressers, aren't they?'
Mr Kitchener said he finally snapped.
'I walked in there and before they could get started I said, Just my hair cut, please. Well, you could have heard a pin drop and before I knew it I was out of the door. Seems I insulted their professionalism or something.'
Mr Kitchener says he is taking no chances with his next hairdresser visit and is ready to tell them exactly what he wants.
'I've decided you have to be firm and tell them what you want and also give them a bit of a challenge,' he said.
'I think, 'Short back and sides, please', should do the trick.'