Estate Agent, South Wimbledon
Continuing with our series of prosaically named estate agents, would you rent a property from a company called this?
“Hmmm what do you reckon we should call our estate agents? Something that inspires trust, that gives the business an air of integrity and professionalism”
“How about Darren?”
Beauty Zone, Ridley Road Market
It would be easy and perhaps a little unfair to pick holes in the graphic design of this sign especially when considering the fact that I’ve walked past this place before and seen many a woman leaving looking like a chubby, pissed off sphinx that has had black emulsion poured all over her head.
Spotted by Jake & Janet Wakstein
Estate Agent, Balham
In an age where estate agents are desperately trying to shrug off their usual cunty image by cunningly disguising their offices as weird hybrids of hair salons and hotel bars, it’s refreshing to see a place like this. They’ve eschewed the modern trend of giving estate agents friendly, warm names such as Dwell or Reside and gone for the charmingly prosaic Dave and Dave. Imagine the phonecalls they get…
“Hi, can I speak to Dave please”
“Dave’s not here. Would you like to speak to Dave instead?”
Having never stepped foot inside Hoxton’s job centre I couldn’t fairly comment on the standards of dress of their staff. However based on my past experience with one particular job centre and what they usually wore, I could only imagine that “dressing down” for them would mean wearing clothes they use for gardening or strutting about in an old pair of pants they usually only use for polishing stuff with.
Spotted by Suke Driver
Important News, Islington
Shit Londoner Nadi Jahangiri observes “Markets in meltdown. Political paralysis in Europe. Worldwide leadership vacuum. Headline in our local paper. Perspective…”