AN old man who has been drinking in the same pub for years still refuses to say hello to fellow patrons, it has been confirmed.
Tom Booker, 34 and Roy Hobbs, 60, have both been drinking in The Grapes pub in Stevenage for years and despite no reason for them not to be civil to one another, Hobbs is not having it.
Booker said: “I’m not saying we should be best mates or anything but a fucking hello wouldn’t go amiss.
“It doesn’t even have to be a verbal hello. It could be a nod of the head or a weak smile.
“I just want acknowledgement for God’s sake.”
Hobbs said: “I’m an old prick, what do you want from me?
“I’ve had 40 years of saying hello to people I don’t really know in pubs. Can’t I just be left alone to get pissed in peace and quiet?
Booker later made a drunken attempt to say hello and see how Hobbs was doing at the urinal, only to realise he was talking to a totally different old sod.