In this day and age with some less than safe areas to deliver to, can you blame Saint Nick for swapping a reindeer powered sleigh for an SE5a armed with a .303 Lewis machine gun?
We took a walk today into Farnborough to post a letter. It’s a long trek, but the healthy option – and green! Alex walked a fair amount of the way, but his push chair was always on hand (and helpful for me as support as my back isn’t fully recovered yet).
In the main mall there was some proof that the credit crunch has not hit yet…either that, or there are some seriously stupid people out there with no idea of money and worth…but more on that later in this blog entry…
Alex had a great laugh in the shopping centre, jumping and running around like a loon! He thought Father Christmas in the aeroplane was good, but not as much fun as the hall of mirrors was!
In the passageway with all of the mirrors in, there was also a very tinny echo…which was put to maximum use by the excited screaching terror!
Now much as a shrill squeel can set a persons nerves on edge, there was something a lot worse in the mall this day… A lot, lot worse.
I couldn’t bring myself to actually photograph the full terror of what I saw, but it was enough to make Cthulhu back up in horror…
What I did take a photo of was the next level down…
Yes… Dodgy animal pictures printed onto thin shiney photo paper (cheap). This is just the start as the tacky picture is placed in a very flimsy cheap looking frame and then little plastic numbers are stuck onto it to form the dial of a clock… a cheap little AA battery clock stuck to the back of the picture is the finishing touch.
Now this may terrify you, but take a look at the price….
Either people can see value in this cheap tat that I am missing, or there are enough idiots with zero taste out there to get the seller of this hideous crap a living wage!
Now I mentioned that there was a worse terror than this picture, and I am not kidding.
The thing worse than this was the glitter covered wolf painting with the same clock affair. One of those dodgy wolf prints you see on black t-shirts or market bought jackets but with added glitter and a Chinese tick-tock.
Pure lowest common trash… Yet people must be buying it – and that is the scariest thing of all, especially as it is likely that they have the power of the vote….
Your life, and the life of those you love is in the hands of voters who buy things like this…..
Be afraid… Be very afraid.