WHAT A FANNY BUSINESS! Filthy-minded prudes force whistle maker Mike to change company name
WITH the World Cup in full swing, whistle- maker Michael Hunt should be coining it in as thousands buy his products to peep support for England.
But the 56- year- old businessman is instead bogged down changing the name of his firm after complaints about his signage.
Because, apparently, a huge sign declaring MIKE HUNT WHISTLES is not appropriate for prim Leamington Spa, Warks.
Fuming Mike, who has been in the whistle business for 20 years, raged: “This all blew up three months before the World Cup when production was flat out.
“Everyone wants to blow a whistle in the pub during a big match, so it’s a bonanza for us. But I had to drop everything and deal with these stupid complaints. I’ve lost thousands.
“I had people from the council, the local paper, the lot, to deal with. All because my sign reads Mike Hunt Whistles.
“Mike Hunt is my name and whistles is my game. Is it my fault if people have dirty minds?”
After countless meetings, Mike has been “persuaded” to change the name on the sign.
He said: “It’s not just the sign, I need to change the name of my business. That involves changing letterheads, bank accounts, VAT details, the lot.
“But I was told, in no uncertain terms, that it’d be ‘ unhelpful’ if I refused to change the sign.”
One neighbour, who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, said: “It was not so much the name, more to do with the class of people who came to look at the sign and take photos for their ‘ social media’.
“Not Leamington people, if you get my drift.”
BLOWN AWAY: Mike is fuming at complaints at his big sign