A man who decided to pay an impromptu visit to a work friend he hadn't seen for years, was disappointed to be told that the 'friend' didn't live there, according to the bloke that did.
After doing the rounds of charity shops in the East Yorkshire village of Cottingham last Friday, Moys Kenwood, 56, remembered that his old badminton buddy, Phil, lived at 3, Stephenson's Walk, and elected to surprise him. Before he had the chance, however, a man, who was clearly not Phil, came out of number 3, and asked him what it was he wanted.
Kenwood explained, but the current occupant brusquely told him that 'Phil' did not live there, and that he, himself, had been the owner of the property "for 15 years".
Phil had not been the previous owner either, said Brusqueman.
Curtains in properties adjacent to number 3 started to twitch.
Leaving the scene in a confused and agitated manner, Kenwood mused all the way home about why his 'friend' would have told him that that was where he lived, when, in reality, it was not, and summised that Phil may not have been as good a friend as he had taken him to be.