||[Jun. 24th, 2005|05:35 pm]
I've been at work again, kind of a regular thing now... However, in terms of amusing things going on in the city at the moment, M&S is currently in the process of being rebuilt. This means that it is surrounded by scaffolding and all the other associated gubbins of being rebuilt, while also remaining open, ish. There's builders wandering around indoors and very little dumb stuff being funked, sadly. This is not the point of my post, really. The point comes about when you look at the posters that have been slung over the scaffolding to disguise it from the eyes of inquisitive Brummies, desperate to see how the store is being rebuilt. These have pictures of builders on them, doing the kinds of things that builders do (carry wood, look up ladders, that kind of thing), but instead of captions saying "Phwooar, big ones!" and "Woof, woof lady!" etc. like one would expect of builders, they say things like " I can't get to sleep without a cup of Marks & Spencer's Belgian Hot Chocolate drink" and "Marks and Spencer make the best extra virgin olive oil, organic lemon and parsley crisps".|
Now, ordinarily, this ought to irritate me greatly, but for some reason it doesn't, and I think it's quite sweet and something entertaining, almost the kind of thing that would be done in Japan, only without the little men in green uniforms with lightsticks...
Right, off to some free theatre tonight at the Birmingham Rep, courtesy of my colleague's illustrator husband who does the artwork for theatre programmes, to see "Don Quixote Rides Again", about which I know precisely nothing... And I've nearly got a flat in Moseley, which is cool.