Back before the UK recession struck with a vengeance and punished us all for crimes (most of us) didn’t commit, there used to be a really great little independent shop in town that sold limited edition sculptures . Sculptures of anything and everything you could think of, from Godzilla to Marilyn Monroe and everything in between. The best part was that everything cost one pound fifty pence precisely. So instead of a pound shop it was a one pound fifty pence shop. This meant that you got a really good deal, but everything was slightly better quality.
The better quality was enjoyed by many. It meant that the Godzilla sculptures had more detail and the eyes looked more threatening and realistic. This obviously meant that the Godzilla sculptures sold fast, triggering a new found interest in this much loved thing that until the shop was there, people didn’t know they loved as much as they actually did.
Then came the recession. Within a few weeks there were signs that this shop, so full of weird and wonderful stuff – and often full of similarly odd people – was going to close. So the hordes rushed in and took advantage of the sale, where everything was reduced to seventy five pence.
Now, instead of putting smiles on peoples faces day in day out, that place is a Tesco’s. A Tesco’s! One without a godzilla in sight. It’s a tragedy. Or it was until I saw that the owners had started up a web-site…
The web-site contains everything you could ever want or need in the way of limited edition stuff; mainly sculptures, but there are signs they are moving onto other stuff to.
It just goes to show: when one door closes another door often opens.