There was drama in a West Midlands town this afternoon, when a passenger travelling on a bus realised, to his horror, that he was in an advanced state of baldness.
The man, who cannot be named due to embarrassment reasons, was sitting on the 126 service from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. The vehicle had just passed the King Arthur public house in Dudley, when a glance at the on-board CCTV monitor revealed a saucer-sized area on his crown, devoid of follicular activity - the tell-tale sign of impending slapheadedness.
Other passengers rushed to the man's aid, as he choked on his ticket, and the driver stopped the bus to check on the patient's condition.
After a brief interlude during which the man claimed he was "OK", the vehicle continued its journey towards Wolverhampton, with the balding passenger alighting from the service a couple of stops further on.
Driver, Albert Cobble, told The Spoof:
"We get a lot of bald guys on here. Many wear caps to cover up their disability."