A GRUMPY Scottish grandmother has been hilariously slapped down after complaining about a happy birthday poster.
A sign wishing ‘Tricia’ a happy 50th birthday had been placed on a fence in Troon, South Ayrshire and left for a week.
This prompted local Alison Donald to post a curmudgeonly Facebook message asking whoever put it there to take it down.
But Alison’s grumble backfired when a new poster was placed next to the “Happy 50th Tricia” sign which very publicly told her to “stop moaning”.
Alison posted on Facebook page dedicated to Troon to say: “Pet hate moan – to whoever put the banner saying ‘Happy 50th Tricia’ on the fence opposite Deveron Road lights, it’s been there a week now!
“Surely Tricia doesn’t need a constant reminder! The rest of us don’t either! Whoever put it there, time to remove it!”
However, far from being removed, another sign, written in the same style with black writing on a white sheet, was placed next to it and a photo was uploaded to the same Facebook page with the caption: “Just drove past this.”
The new banner simply said: “Stop moaning Alison.”
The hilarious exchange was spotted by a Twitter user known mononymously as Clodagh, who uploaded a screenshot of Alison’s post and of the new sign with the caption: “Why I love Troon.”
Her funny post has already been retweeted 760 times with over 1,700 likes.
Twitter users were quick to respond.
Euan Webster wrote: “Ladies and gents, my home town, Troon.”
Oliver Reynolds commented: “I used to live in Troon many moons ago.”
Whilst Louise Kennedy saw the funny side and added: “Hahaha.”