Mum in tricks ‘jobsworth’ receptionist to get into airport lounge

Mum tricks airport staff

Women wearing rollers is common in the North West (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

A mum made up a hilarious lie when a ‘jobsworth’ receptionist at Manchester Airport told her she couldn’t enter the lounge while wearing hair rollers

Lisa Connor, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was travelling with rollers in her hair so she could be ready to party as soon as she landed in Alicante with her girls.

The busy mum juggles two jobs whilst frequently jetting off around the globe as managing director of ‘The World Famous Elvis Show’, with Elvis impersonator and estranged husband Chris Connor.

Lisa said her girls’ holiday was ‘just what she needed’.

PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: LISA CONNOR, 47, AND THE OTHER MUMS ON HER GIRLS' TRIP.) A mum heading to Benidorm brags that she lied about having a SCALP CONDITION to blag her way past a 'jobsworth' receptionist enforcing a 'no hair roller' dress code for Manchester Airport's swanky lounge. Lisa Connor, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was travelling with rollers in to curl her locks so she could party as soon as she landed in Alicante for a girls' trip to Benidorm, when she wanted to enter Manchester Airport's Escape Lounge this month [September 10]. After passing through security with no issues, the 47-year-old - on a 'needed break' from her job as manager of an Elvis impersonator - says she and her four mum friends ended up at the wrong airport lounge. DISCLAIMER: While Kennedy News and Media uses its best endeavours to establish the copyright and authenticity of all pictures supplied, it accepts no liability for any damage, loss or legal action caused by the use of images supplied and the publication of images is solely at your discretion. SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

The holiday was just what the mum-of-two needed (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

But the 47-year-old was told she couldn’t enter the pre-booked lounge because her hair rollers went against the dress code.

Lisa and her four mum friends plotted to hide the rollers under a silk scarf in a bid to get her into the swanky lounge. 

‘The lady in the lounge instantly asked what was under the scarf, and then she asked if it was rollers,’ said Lisa. 

‘I said “I’ve got a scalp condition, thank you”.

‘She looked at me as if to say “you’re lying” but I knew she wouldn’t be able to question a medical issue.

The ‘jobsworth’ receptionist wasn’t happy (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

‘I went in and every time I looked over she was staring at me. She wasn’t happy at all. She didn’t want me in that lounge.’

Lisa said the receptionist, who she branded a ‘jobsworth’ knew she had rollers in.

‘Everybody in the airport knew I had rollers in,’ Lisa added.

‘Girls with rollers in are a common sight, especially if they’re coming from Liverpool.

‘I always travel in rollers. I’ve travelled all over the world with the [Elvis] show, nearly always with rollers in. It’s never been a problem before, and I always go into lounges.

‘But for some reason they’ve got a new rule where you’re not allowed rollers in.’

Thankfully, her plan worked, and Lisa was able to wear her freshly curled hair straight to the bar after unpacking her suitcase in Benidorm.

Mum tricks airport staff

It was all worth it in the end (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

 ‘We were planning on going straight out, hence the rollers,’ Lisa said.

‘We were going to arrive in our hotel rooms, quickly put our evening clothes on, brush through our hair and get ourselves out. We wanted a party night.

‘It was all worth it. My hair was massive when I got there.

‘It had all the volume I wanted and lasted the whole night. It was hot, but nothing that hairspray couldn’t help.’

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