Blackburn hairdresser's customer finally pays up after 20 years

Blackburn hairdresser's customer finally pays up after 20 years

Blackburn hairdresser's customer finally pays up after 20 years

First published in Blackburn by , Reporter

HAIRDRESSER Jeff Stone had a shock when he received a note and £5 from a customer who failed to pay — 20 years ago.

Mr Stone, who has run his business in Fleming Square, Blackburn, since 1971, said he was astonished by the payment.

He said: “I was doing a job in the back of the shop when an Asian lad of about 30 odd came in. He asked me if I was Jeff Stone and I said, ‘What’s this about son?’

“He handed me an envelope with my name on it and said, ‘Just read it.’ “I saw there was some money in it and wanted to know why he was giving it to me but he had disappeared out of the shop and into his car.”

The note explained that in 1992, when he was 15, the man had his hair cut at the shop but did not have enough money to pay the full £8 for it.

Mr Stone allowed him to pay him £5 and told him to bring the remaining £3 back when he could.

“So he gave me too much back, but maybe with inflation it’s right!”, Mr Stone said. “It’s really quite strange. In 50 years in this job I would never have expected such a thing.

“But whoever he is, he is a credit to himself and to his family for doing that and I would love to know who he is and thank him for it.

“Often people come in and have forgotten their wallets and they will go home or to the bank or cash machine and bring the money back, but nothing like this.”

“I’m guessing he had a pang of conscience, or maybe he carried it with him all these years and finally plucked up the courage to bring it back.”

Mr Stone will donate the money to North West Child Action through the charity box in his shop. He said: “I don’t need the money and I would like to pass the goodwill on.

“We all tend to be quite negative about other folk, it’s a cynical world, and this sort of thing restores your faith a bit.”

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1:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

porky06 says...

£8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep
£8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep porky06
  • Score: 3

1:59pm Fri 9 Nov 12

A Darener says...

porky06 wrote:
£8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep
I only pay £4 now!
[quote][p][bold]porky06[/bold] wrote: £8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep[/p][/quote]I only pay £4 now! A Darener
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

A Darener wrote:
porky06 wrote:
£8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep
I only pay £4 now!
That's because you're a Darrener and it's probably cut with a knife and fork..........or by the council.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]porky06[/bold] wrote: £8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep[/p][/quote]I only pay £4 now![/p][/quote]That's because you're a Darrener and it's probably cut with a knife and fork..........or by the council. Mike Oxsore
  • Score: 13

2:12pm Fri 9 Nov 12

useyourhead says...

Mike Oxsore wrote:
A Darener wrote:
porky06 wrote:
£8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep
I only pay £4 now!
That's because you're a Darrener and it's probably cut with a knife and fork..........or by the council.
PMSL!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]porky06[/bold] wrote: £8 for a hair cut in 1992.thats a bit steep[/p][/quote]I only pay £4 now![/p][/quote]That's because you're a Darrener and it's probably cut with a knife and fork..........or by the council.[/p][/quote]PMSL!!!! useyourhead
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Fri 9 Nov 12

juanbbien says...

The average price in 1992 for an haircut was more in the region of £5 ish surely although I now live in Spain and pay 6 euros on the occasions I revisit Blackburn I go to Micks on Johnson st and this year he charged me £6 or £7 can't quite remember so £9 seem a bit steep
The average price in 1992 for an haircut was more in the region of £5 ish surely although I now live in Spain and pay 6 euros on the occasions I revisit Blackburn I go to Micks on Johnson st and this year he charged me £6 or £7 can't quite remember so £9 seem a bit steep juanbbien
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Fri 9 Nov 12

scottlad says...

I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-) scottlad
  • Score: 6

3:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

sen c ble says...

scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
[quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers. sen c ble
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please. Mike Oxsore
  • Score: 2

4:34pm Fri 9 Nov 12

sen c ble says...

Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller! sen c ble
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Fri 9 Nov 12

sen c ble says...

sen c ble wrote:
Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller![/p][/quote]...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. sen c ble
  • Score: 1

4:42pm Fri 9 Nov 12

sen c ble says...

sen c ble wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
You see where I'm coming from now.

Regardless of the nature of the deed, it's performed by all.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller![/p][/quote]...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]You see where I'm coming from now. Regardless of the nature of the deed, it's performed by all. sen c ble
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

sen c ble wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I agree, every credit to him, there seems to be a lack of honesty and morals everywhere you look in society today so it's nice to see this lad has done the right thing.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller![/p][/quote]...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]I agree, every credit to him, there seems to be a lack of honesty and morals everywhere you look in society today so it's nice to see this lad has done the right thing. Mike Oxsore
  • Score: 2

5:11pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Mike Oxsore says...

sen c ble wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
On a serious note though Sen, and not wanting to fall out with you, one could argue on the flip side that if he was being honest he should have gone back and paid the same day he had his haircut.
And I'm not so sure that you can class it as a good deed when you pay for a lawful debt 20 years after you failed to discharge it.

Just playing devils advocate.
[quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller![/p][/quote]...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]On a serious note though Sen, and not wanting to fall out with you, one could argue on the flip side that if he was being honest he should have gone back and paid the same day he had his haircut. And I'm not so sure that you can class it as a good deed when you pay for a lawful debt 20 years after you failed to discharge it. Just playing devils advocate. Mike Oxsore
  • Score: 1

8:02pm Fri 9 Nov 12

chris.e says...

Asian aswell god this is breaking news probably rich now this Asian we his drug dealing and false claims
Asian aswell god this is breaking news probably rich now this Asian we his drug dealing and false claims chris.e
  • Score: -4

8:26pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Babbar Divino says...

Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
Mike Oxsore wrote:
sen c ble wrote:
scottlad wrote:
I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)
Precisely.
Just proves all posts above are trollers.
Now now sen, no sulking please.
I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller!
...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
On a serious note though Sen, and not wanting to fall out with you, one could argue on the flip side that if he was being honest he should have gone back and paid the same day he had his haircut.
And I'm not so sure that you can class it as a good deed when you pay for a lawful debt 20 years after you failed to discharge it.

Just playing devils advocate.
Exactly. A good deed is eg. seeing an old woman trying to cross the road and going over to assist. Not seeing an old woman try to cross the road, walk round and corner and come back 20 years later to assist.

£9 is a bit pricey though 20 years ago. It's not Vidal Sassons What did you get for £9? I only pay the equivalent of £6 now.

That's my moan for the hour over with
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxsore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sen c ble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scottlad[/bold] wrote: I love how nobody has commented on the good deed, instead just having a good moan about the price of a haircut..... And now I'm moaning about you lot moaning, when first reading the article, I thought £9 was abit steep for a haircut, which makes me a moaning hypocrite. Maybe I should move back to Blackburn, I would fit right in ;-)[/p][/quote]Precisely. Just proves all posts above are trollers.[/p][/quote]Now now sen, no sulking please.[/p][/quote]I'm not sulking. I'm just calling you a troller![/p][/quote]...and a bit of your own medicine. Jeff got his money back bacause of the honesty and good deed of the 'asian' lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]On a serious note though Sen, and not wanting to fall out with you, one could argue on the flip side that if he was being honest he should have gone back and paid the same day he had his haircut. And I'm not so sure that you can class it as a good deed when you pay for a lawful debt 20 years after you failed to discharge it. Just playing devils advocate.[/p][/quote]Exactly. A good deed is eg. seeing an old woman trying to cross the road and going over to assist. Not seeing an old woman try to cross the road, walk round and corner and come back 20 years later to assist. £9 is a bit pricey though 20 years ago. It's not Vidal Sassons What did you get for £9? I only pay the equivalent of £6 now. That's my moan for the hour over with Babbar Divino
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Dukes says...

chris.e wrote:
Asian aswell god this is breaking news probably rich now this Asian we his drug dealing and false claims
OUT OF ORDER THERE.
[quote][p][bold]chris.e[/bold] wrote: Asian aswell god this is breaking news probably rich now this Asian we his drug dealing and false claims[/p][/quote]OUT OF ORDER THERE. Dukes
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Cuttingsky says...

I have my doubts!
I have my doubts! Cuttingsky
  • Score: 1

12:12am Sat 10 Nov 12

hairy mary says...

ill give u a tenner if u can patch up my bald head mate
ill give u a tenner if u can patch up my bald head mate hairy mary
  • Score: 0

10:35am Sat 10 Nov 12

juanbbien says...

I still miss Taylor's the barber used to be on Mincing lane a haircut,blow wave,and a read of the Parade two and six,happy days.
I still miss Taylor's the barber used to be on Mincing lane a haircut,blow wave,and a read of the Parade two and six,happy days. juanbbien
  • Score: 1

11:03am Sat 10 Nov 12

roversjeff says...

I know this Asian lad, his name is Venkatesh Rao.
I know this Asian lad, his name is Venkatesh Rao. roversjeff
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Sat 10 Nov 12

peely says...

9 Quid for a haircut twenty years ago ? No wonder he doesn't need the money now - greedy bar steward !
9 Quid for a haircut twenty years ago ? No wonder he doesn't need the money now - greedy bar steward ! peely
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Sat 10 Nov 12

peely says...

juanbbien wrote:
I still miss Taylor's the barber used to be on Mincing lane a haircut,blow wave,and a read of the Parade two and six,happy days.
Parade magazine , happy happy days !
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: I still miss Taylor's the barber used to be on Mincing lane a haircut,blow wave,and a read of the Parade two and six,happy days.[/p][/quote]Parade magazine , happy happy days ! peely
  • Score: 0

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