A Watford painter demanding a refund from a local shop has been victorious after threatening to glue himself to the door.
Abstract artist Ian Fleming had business cards printed at Watford printers Snappy Snaps, but they allegedly printed his contact information incorrectly.
Ian, needing the cards on the date he had them printed, asked to get his £68 fee reinstated in full.
According to Ian, the shop refused to repay him as they would have to wait for their own refund from a third party to be processed.
After six weeks of not getting his money back, Ian decided to take matters into his own hands. He walked into the store with a sign that read “The b****** won’t give me my money back” and announced that he would be supergluing his hands to the door if he didn’t get it back there and then.
Ian said: “The cashier was laughing her head off; it was all very funny. I had just slathered my hands in glue when the money was finally handed over.
“Unfortunately, I rested my bag of art tools down in the store and by the time I’d left, they were gone.”
Though Ian was proud to “stand up for the little guy”, the incident went on to cause upset after an article was posted on the Watford Observer.
One comment stated that Ian and friend John who joined him were behaving like “complete lunatic[s]”.
A sufferer of bipolar disorder, Ian was affronted by this language and claims that friend John, who has paranoid schizophrenia, has been left devastated.
Ian said: “Saying words like ‘lunatic’ is as bad as any racial slur. It’s not right.”
Snappy Snaps has been contacted for comment.