Stephen Lock of Bromley has been ostracised by the local male community for expressing genuine feelings during a conversation at his local pub. Fellow regular Archie Sidebottom explained ‘with no warning at all he started talking about his emotions regarding his life and asked us about ours. We were shocked – he even tried to empathise with Dave’s girlfriend trouble at one point.’
It quickly became clear that Mr Lock was unwilling to stick to the designated conversations on the subjets of football, the physical attributes of the barmaid and speculation over the course of European history if Hitler had won , leading fellow drinkers to move to the other side of the pub.
Mr Lock told reporters ‘I understand their feelings, I really do.’