I think that at some point in their lives the owner of this shop has got Irish people and Jews terribly confused. How this could happen is a mystery. Unless that is there is an isolated pocket of Irish Jews living in Acton. Anyone know?
( I’ve got a punchline to a joke in my head about this….something along the lines of “Irish Jew in the name of the law…” or something. Perhaps best left half formed)
Refreshing Honesty, Deptford Market
Is this some refreshing honesty from a market stall or is the casual passer by being subtly manipulated by some cunning reverse psychology here? I only ask because I have no idea what is in these baskets but I know that for a pound I want one.
Spotted by Sharon Day
Butcher, Bethnal Green
There are some professions, and I am completely at a loss to explain why, which have a tradition of putting mannequin-like models of themselves on the street. Butchers, cobblers and key cutters are the main offenders (cobblers and key cutters are a little more high tech and have a tendency to make these animatronic – I’ve explored this elsewhere on the blog) . Sometimes you see exactly the same model of a jolly moustachioed butcher with his huge crossed forearms standing sentry by the door. You know who I’m talking about, you’ve seen him. Never has a man looked so jolly at having hacking up dead creatures as a living. Those are the deluxe models, this looks like it might be slightly cheaper, homemade even. Why do they do this? Why these particular businesses? I genuinely want to know.
Spotted by Helene Ferro
X Factor, Wembley
Do you want to look like a contestant on the Iranian version of the X-Factor? Of course you do. Frankly, who doesn’t these days? Well this is the place to go. I don’t know what “Treding” is but at three quid a pop I’ll give it a go.
No Regrets, Walthamstow
What are cigregrets? They sound even more dangerous and illicit than normal cigarettes…and that makes me want one.
Spotted by Matt Spurr