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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Youth & A Bad Haircut

In the appalling Cockermouth Sainsbury's this morning, I noticed the check-out boy was sporting the sort of self-consciously hip barnet - cropped close on one side, long and unkempt on the other - which I first encountered in 1978 and which has since been notably sported by Phil Oakey and that dude who played the dead assassin in Lexx. Evidently retro-chic is the next big thing in retail Cockermouth, because the rest of the checkout crew all seemed to be sporting Funky Afros and mutton-chop sideboards as if they were the unlikely offspring of Angela Davis and Sir Rhodes Boyson. And as for the men . . . .


Blogger Jonathan Wood said...

That's Cockermouth for you. Middle class kids thinking they're rebels because they have an anarchy sign on their shoes which they payed 80 quid for.

2/10/06 11:25 am  
Blogger Nick said...

Jonathan - welcome to the blog & I'm obliged for the insight into the finer points of contemporary Maryport/Cockermouth conflict (a subject close to the Renaissance Man's heart). Surely Maryport, proud location of a leading designer factory outlet, and source of half the nation's prawn cocktail ingredients, would be a sought-after hip destination for the retro-chic jeunesse doree of the Cumbrian bourgeoisie?

2/10/06 9:04 pm  
Blogger Gill said...

I think you would feel a lot calmer and happier if you stopped shopping at Satansbury's altogether.

3/10/06 10:20 am  
Blogger RenMan said...

Sorry chaps ... but needed a Rocket Salad at 7 on a friday (how midlle class can I be?) Yes nice haircut though I am unsure as to the young person's gender. He? gave me a hand to back and uttered 'cash back?'

7/10/06 2:17 pm  
Blogger Gill said...

If they've all gone retro did anyone have a 'flock of seagulls hairdo'? It would be worth shopping there just to see it.

7/10/06 5:10 pm  

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