A man who thought it would be okay to be rude to everyone like Prince Philip is has realised that no one likes him.
Ray Doyle was inspired by the popularity of the Duke of Edinburgh to make insensitive remarks to everyone he meets and does not understand why he has no friends and also faces disciplinary action at work.
Mr Doyle said: “I was introduced to a new recruit at work the other day and I said: ‘Are you descended from a pirate?’
“Not even a chuckle. Just a palpable silence descending on the whole office. Then she walked off.
“I pointed out later that the pirate line was actually one of the Prince’s, printed in a newspaper souvenir edition about how great he is. She shrugged and said: ‘He’s racist.’
“Quick as a flash I thought of one that isn’t racist and fired back: ‘Do you work in a strip club?’
More silence, so I added: ‘You are a woman, aren’t you?’
“Then I was led away.”
Mr Doyle’s manager Will Bodie said: “Ray’s a hard worker but I think it’s time he retired from official duties.”