The follicly challenged John Wilson, director of education at East Renfrewshire, was chatting to a pupil with learning difficulties about how she was getting on at her work experience placement in a local hairdresser.
"I've been thinking I should drop in one Friday afternoon and see if they can sort me out with a couple of hair extensions," Wilson quipped.
The girl exploded with laughter, prompting her anxious parents to ask what she and the director had been discussing. "He thinks he can get an appointment on a Friday," the girl shrieked.
Obviously it's longer than we realised since Wilson had a haircut if he thinks people can just walk in on a Friday and expect to get seen to. How absurd.