A MAN took charge of a pub’s wood-burning stove despite not working there or being a regular, it has emerged.
Regulars at The Crown in Gloucester were astonished when newcomer Tom Logan started fucking around with its log fire like he owned the place.
Drinker Julian Cook said: “Nobody’s even seen this guy before but there he was, fiddling with the fire.
“Not only was he adding new logs, he was poking around at the already smouldering logs and blowing on the embers like Ray Mears. It seemed a bit of a liberty and anyway there was nothing wrong with the fire.”
27-year-old Logan arrived at the pub with a group of ramblers, and was clearly trying to establish himself as sort of alpha male figure.
He said: “Sometimes somebody has to take charge, even when you’re essentially in someone else’s house and everybody’s giving you a funny look. I’m like that at work when I’m doing a team project.”
The fire completely died soon after Logan had messed about with it, prompting the group to quickly finish their drinks and leave.