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Friday, June 12, 2015

Mom, Can I Have Some Bubblegum?



Sure honey – let me get you some change for the gumball machine.  

Do you think your sister will want a pinwheel and your brother’s some toy swords while we are right here at the machine?

Ohhhhh, um honey, let’s run inside and see if they have some gum at the counter – the machine here is broken, yeah that’s it “broken”.

SEXY UNDIES, yes, sexy undoes in a bubble gum dispenser.  Where are you in life that you think – oh wait, does anybody have a Pound (Dollar)?  I need to stop real quick at the vending machine and grab a pair of underwear.  Thanks!

My darling niece was in Brighton last month and snapped this shot for me.  

As far as I know, we don’t have anything like this in America.  At least, not at the outdoor markets that align the public family beaches.  Possibly inside the restrooms on the wall, but never on a sidewalk, next to the toy Swords, with kids pinwheels sticking out of the back of it.  And certainly not in a bubblegum dispenser.  No really – I would bet money on that.  

Is it really that much of a necessity that it is front and center in a prime outdoor merchandising location?  What do the English do with their underwear that they need a dispenser on the public sidewalk for them?   Should I research this as a business side?  Is there a decent profit margin on underwear contained in plastic bubbles, stuck in old candy dispensers at the Metro Beaches?  Is there??   

Yeah, that’s what I thought – I'm pretty sure they don't sell well in England either.  I’m better off with my bet above….