With Christmas barely a month away, the temporary shops that are only seen in shopping centres in November and December are desperately increasing stock levels of cheap crap to unprecedented levels.
‘We are selling a LOT of shit’ said the guy running a ‘Santa’s Workshop’ out of an old ‘Zavvi’ shopfront in the cheap end of the Watford Harlequin Centre. ‘A lot of gimmicky plastic, things that may or may not meet trading standards, and lots of random ‘gift sets’. We need to make sure we have crates of shit delivered daily, but we are struggling to keep up with the demand.’
‘Shit like Santa figurines, Victorian model villages that light up, and fleece blankets with sleeves are priced to move, and they are SHIFTING’.
An early shopper in Birmingham city centre this morning said ‘There aren’t enough hours in the days up to Christmas for me to buy all the tacky pointless shit I need, or can barely afford.’
MC One R