Thursday, December 10, 2009

If you go down to the shops today


be sure to check under the cabbages for more geurilla poems: this time a classic one of "International put your poem in a shop month 2008" fame

WANTED:
Girl caught beside cabbages, brows sopping
Man beside cereals, thinking of toast
No one here because they always thought shopping
Was the one thing in life they loved doing most

Anyway - some shops don't need our geurilla poems, found a gem on a notice there yesterday in a shop that said "Customers, please use gloves and thongs provided", which had us at home wondering what kind of merchandise would require the use of gloves and thongs only, any theories would be most welcome...

14 comments:

Uiscebot said...

Gloves and G strings would be far more interesting

Domestic Oub said...

What's the difference between thongs and g strings?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Isn't one knickers and the other for knackers?

Titus said...

Huzzah to the poem placement!

I am not entering into the underwear debate.

Niamh B said...

Wikipedia says: "The two terms G-string and thong are often used interchangeably; ... A G-string is one variety of thong."

Never google G-strings and thongs from work, just a bit of friendly advice...

Dominic Rivron said...

I might try doing this myself.

The sign reminds me of something that happened yesterday. I went into a large building. I asked a woman on the front desk where the toilet was. She pointed across the room with her biro.
"Behind that pillar", she said.
To my relief, when I got there, there was a door behind it with a little man on it.

Rachel Fox said...

Knickers and knackers. How marvellous.
x

Totalfeckineejit said...

When I say 'Knackers' I mean slang for testicles- in case anyone was wundrin.

Domestic Oub said...

Well, Niamh - not only are you enriching the lives of the masses with IPYPIASM, but you've also facilitated a much needed debate on thongs.

Niamh B said...

Dominic - do put a poem in a shop! it's easier than relieving yourself behind a pillar..
Yes Rachel - & TFE - it was always your classy turn of phrase that most impressed me.
Oub - True, sometimes I wonder where the world would be without this blog - but still no theories on what kind of shop would require use of only gloves and thongs!?!

Domestic Oub said...

A sexy deli?

(The word verification is 'oubily' - which I think is quite perfect. I have commented on your blog in an oubily fashion...)

Niamh B said...

You're one of my most ouble commenters Oub - sexy deli it is! If only I'd thought of that in my ham days...

Dominic Rivron said...

I wouldn't know :)

I did put a poem in a shop today. I cheated a bit: I feel I should have done something more startling. I left one of my poetry cards in a poetry book in the Oxfam shop. I chose a book I'd quite like myself. It struck me as quite a good way of "publ-icising/ishing" one's own poetry.

Niamh B said...

That's really good dominic - and I'm sure whoever found it will appreciate it too, which is great... HOWEVER you still need to get a poem in a shop, visibly displayed to the public, and get a photo, that's the tough bit. You still have 19 days left...!!! :)