Saturday, 26 March 2011

Lost & Pound

I went to Poundland this morning to experience the family fun day. There were lots of families there (the fun was not immediately evident though). 'Big up' to the Poundland DJ who was standing by the entrance trying desperately to sound enthusiastic whilst reminding everyone ad nauseam that everything was just £1.

Kylie from Coronation Street was perched on a swivel chair near the Fray Bentos pies looking stoically cheerful as nonplussed shoppers passed her by (being, as they were, far more impressed by the sight of a bag of 6 Quavers for £1).

She had few takers for her autographs, so the store manager was chatting to her to keep her entertained as she smiled sweetly. As I wandered past I overheard him telling her that he didn't actually watch Coronation Street. Still she smiled sweetly.

Meanwhile, DJ Poundland reminded us for the third time in 10 minutes that it was Mother's Day next Sunday and it was a great opportunity for us to grab 'great gifts and stocking fillers.'. Ah, the traditional Mother's Day stocking...

I left as the DJ began the exciting Poundland 'Checkout Challenge' competition. Shame, really, as I could have won £10 of Poundland vouchers. Now that would have given my Mum an extra special stocking.

12 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Lord Cynic of Lindsay said...

What a day! It sounds horrendous! I'm glad I wasn't there!
I feel for that poor "celebrity" - the things they do for a booking!
Apparently, the most commonly asked question in Poundland stores is, genuinely, "How much is this?" !!!

Anonymous said...

What was Kylie selling for a pound?

Anonymous said...

They could of got local celeb Alan Titchmarsh down there ....

Im disapointed it wasn't Wolf from gladiators though.

Rick said...

No offence to Kylie, but couldn't Poundland have stretched to hire someone higher up the celeb pecking order than Corrie?

What about the local Leo Sayer look-alike?

He could have broken up the monotony of DJ Poundland's messages with live renditions of the Leo classics (with new, especially reworked Poundland lyrics): "You Make Me Feel Like Spending" and "When I Need...Batteries"

Geoff said...

Rick, they probably got her for a pound.

The (Spanish) Dutchman said...

@ Rick - both classics. Had I been able to hear those or other Leo classics I'm sure there would have been a much higher turnout

"More Than I Can Save"
"I Can't Stop Loving You (Though The Middle-classes Try)"

Anonymous said...

During my visit today, the girl on the till was busy picking her nose - not a descret pick, but her finger up her nose, thankfully she didn't handlemy goods

Anonymous said...

Having done some research I have found that The Worcester Park Poundland is something of a con.
In New Malden Poundland and others, you can get five toothbrushes for a pound, but WP you can only get three...

It seems that not all Poundlands offer the same products and the new one in WP seems to offer less for that one Pound.

Hopefully they will soon stop conning the good people of WP and bring their prices/ products down in line with their other branches.

Anonymous said...

poundland do have some bargains , you have to look, but the staff could do with learning to speak properley..

Worcester Park said...

Or spell properley?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps anon reads the Sutton Guardian. Here's an extract from its website. What appalling English... Should be Central Road, roadworks, for example. The commas aren't needed in paragraph two. And, yes, it's should be its.

Starts

Angry commuters in Worcester Park will be pleased to hear the road works on central road are ahead of schedule.

Local MP and minister for care services, Paul Burstow, has welcomed the news but warned the company not to take it's foot off the pedal.

Mr Burstow said: "Like many who live locally, I know how frustrating these works are, which is why I am pleased that they are ahead of schedule.

"However, in the weeks and months to come I want to see those undertaking the work making sure that this remains the case."

Charlottex said...

because its a new store they cant order as much as the other old stores.

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