I’d like to start this week’s column by asking a question.
A lot of people will admit to using their deodorant as a makeshift air-freshener in the loo if they’ve done something particularly foul in there.
Mannequins with no eyes or lips or teeth are the main reason most young kids end up crying in shops
Sometimes you can’t find the air-freshener, so you improvise. It happens, I accept that.
But, I’d really like to know if anyone has ever done the opposite? If they have ever got up and realised they’ve run out of deodorant, so they’ve had to improvise and use a spray air-freshener instead?
I’d just like to know if this is OK to do? Just in case of an emergency!
Topshop has agreed to stop using unrealistically thin mannequins after a complaint went viral.
But this made me think about something else mannequin-related which really annoys me. Why don’t fashion shop mannequins have proper faces? I know they’re only meant to be showing off the clothes, but it’s quite scary seeing shop dummies with no facial features. It puts you off buying the stuff. At least paint a couple of eyes on.
Mannequins with no eyes or lips or teeth are the main reason most young kids end up crying in shops. They’re frightened!
And also, why don’t more mannequins move now? We have the technology to make them move, so why do they stand absolutely still? I mean, how many people do you know apart from human statues who stand still all day? It’s ridiculous!
I’ve been reading a lot about how middle-class people have started shopping at the discount supermarket Aldi, but to be honest I have never believed this. However, my mate went shopping at Aldi at the weekend and he told me that in one of the aisles they were selling venison burgers and also something called ‘balsamic glaze’.
Balsamic glaze? You couldn’t get a supermarket product more middle-class than that.
It’s the sort of thing Waitrose has a whole aisle devoted to.