Well then. I am now fully ensconced in my new store. It has been an absolute motherf**ker of a job getting this store off the ground. You know all those property shows on tv where there are all these people trying to make a quick buck through property development, well leave them to it. I am now a firm believer in purchasing a fully furnished, finished tried and tested property.
Electricians, non english speaking builders, sound system installers, till installers, carpeters, carpenters, council (listed building), eircom, bord gais the list goes on, the one thing in common with them all is that they all fucked me over on at least one occasion if not more.
So was it all worth it?? The store looks beautiful so in that sense yes. On a personal level I must say that it is something that has been an excellent learning experience but not something I would like to do on a daily basis.
The store is located on Clare St....Where Greenes bookshop was. We have had some very positive feedback as the building is in keeping with the buildings 300 years of age. We have also had some strange negativity.
"I cant believe what you did to those lovely people in Greenes".....ehhh, they sold up like a year ago...........
"Do you sell stamps"...With shirts and suits throughout does it look like we do?
"Hi, I am Billy the postman and I can see the girls working away there, ah don't things change".....I feel sad for this guy, he now pops in to say hello everyday.
On reading the post about the lady waiting for her son outside the changing room, I have one for you...
I was trying on a pair of jeans a few years back and when I was changing back into my clothes I forgot to put my trousers on. You know where you are on a break and in a rush. Well I got my shoes on and a leg out the curtain before I realised. Thanks be to god I was not seen. I would have died a red faced, deeply embarassed death.
Happy Valentines day xxoo z(which is dirtier than an x and o)