A MAN has bought some sandalwood-scented joss sticks, according to concerned onlookers.
Nathan Muir was spotted making the purchase at a shop that also sells self-published books about angels, and is one of the sole surviving UK stockists of mood rings.
His father Martin Muir said: “Nathan enjoyed Magic Eye pictures in the 90s, dabbled with sarongs and burned joss sticks in his bedroom to unsuccessfully mask the smell of his bong.
“However, we are deeply concerned to see him messing around with so-called alternative lifestyle choices in his 30s.
“We didn’t support him through university and then ten years after that for him to piss it all away on being ‘spiritual’.”
Nathan, a financial advisor from Burnley, is known to have enrolled on a Tai Chi evening course at his local community centre at the beginning of the summer.
Friend Wayne Hayes said: “The first stage of recovery will be Nathan acknowledging that he needs help.
“His family is ready to fight this battle with him – as long as he doesn’t start getting into veganism or walking around with an owl.”