"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Shopping for the desperate

Today has been a day for reorganising the shop. As this involved moving two large counters around the shop, (pictures tomorrow) we decided we had better close at least while this was being done. Shutting the door and putting the closed sign up had no effect. People still picked their way through and around the chaos as if nothing unusual was happening.
So then we put the shutters down, only half way, as we didn't really want to feel as if we were working in a metal container. Two minutes later, two more intrepid members of the public bent double to get under the shutters and came in to have a look around.
So, now we have the solution next time we have a quiet day and want to attract customers:
Pull the shop to pieces, put up the closed sign and pull down the shutters. Test their ingenuity!


Elspeth said...

You do get some odd people so it dosnt really surprise me lol

broomhilda said...

Somehow I feel better knowing that there are oddballs on that side of the ocean as well. LOL!

gemmak said...

In my experience shoppers are rarely put off. In the late 70's I worked in a West End department store on Oxford Street. It was the height of the IRA's terrorism campaign. We had a bomb explode in store one afternoon immediately after a warning....you would not believe the trouble we had ejecting a few customers determined to make their purchase regardless!!!! Absolutely unbeleivable.

Jennyta said...

Just goes to show, there's nowt so odd as folk! :)

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