WE’RE SO S-S-SORRY
Pub thought stammer man was drunk
A PUB chain has apologised for wrongly refusing to serve a sober customer who they thought was drunk – because he has a chronic STUTTER.
Teetotal Tony Woodsford, 36, was denied a coffee and breakfast by a barman who mistook his speech impediment for inebriation.
Bar staff believed he was slurring through drink, even though it was just 10.30am.
Building worker Tony, 36, tried to explain he had a stutter but was unable to get his words out.
He said: “I have never felt so embarrassed in my life. It’s the first time I have been turned down for breakfast. I don’t even drink.”
Tony had gone to the John Wallace Linton Wetherspoons pub in Newport, South Wales.
He was upset at being turned away, but later returned with a friend to explain. The pair were then allowed a meal.
Tony, of Maindee, Newport, said: “I was told I would not be served as they said I was intoxicated. I couldn’t get them to understand it was my speech problem.”
A JD Wetherspoon spokesman yesterday apologised for the slip-up, accepting Tony was stammered not hammered.
He said: “We understand the gentleman’s anger at the situation and apologise to him.”
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