Tuesday, June 05, 2012

cost of poverty

Brilliant (& tragic) bit of povo-writing from Memoirs of a Heroinhead on the highs and lows of the Argos catalogue. We also used to flick from page to page in a rush of desire & hope (but we were disciplined: you had to choose one thing from every page, no matter how much you didn't want ladies' jewellery or shaving products). However, our sojourns into the cottonworld citadel of Argos were soft play compared with this.

2 comments:

Memoirs of a Heroinhead said...

Cheers Bill... I'm very touched. After Argos came Janet Fraser and Littlewoods... then things really got fucked up!

Shane. X

criticalbill said...

My pleasure Shane. Never really went for Littlewoods myself. The next one I remember capturing my undivided attention was the underwear section of the Next catalogue.