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as above ,whats the strangest product you have been asked for?

 

 

 

had a guy walk in the other day and ask ,do we sell maggots?lol lol lol

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no but we have got some of there mums and dads flying around in the back of the shop lol eeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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Me and Rhiannon was here on a Sunday doing a stock take or something a few years back. All lights off, door closed etc, when in walks a man who casually walks up to the counter to be served. Never one to miss a sale I grabbed the safe keys ready to get some change and stood up to the counter.

Good morning sir :wink:

 

then he opened his mouth!!!!!!!!

 

"Do you sell eggs"

 

Sorry sir, we are a shoe repairers :?

 

Boy how we laughed......................... laughed........................ & laughed some more!

 

Lee

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Had a customer about 25 years ago in Kings Cross Station, London. He came in and asked if we sold postage stamps, the manager at the time said that we stopped selling stamps when the post office stopped repairing shoes. I did laugh :lol:

 

Keith

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During the 70s a very tall young lady in a micro skirt cocked her leg up onto the counter and said "do you mend ladders in tights".

when I told her no we were not able to do that she said "well these cost a furtune and my mum said that her cobbler used to fix her Nylon Stockings"

 

Have we been missing out on something here guys?

While-U-Wait tights repairs (above knee only).

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During the 70s a very tall young lady in a micro skirt cocked her leg up onto the counter and said "do you mend ladders in tights".

when I told her no we were not able to do that she said "well these cost a furtune and my mum said that her cobbler used to fix her Nylon Stockings"

 

Have we been missing out on something here guys?

While-U-Wait tights repairs (above knee only).

 

I seem to remember my old boss who use to work for paynes (sp) shoe repairs telling us all how they use to repair stockings.

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Strangest thing for me has to have been seeds... and razor blades... both asked for at the same time by the same customer... Poor chap has altzimers not funny for him I know but when you're standing at the counter and don't realise this at the time it makes for a pretty confusing situation trying to explain to him he was standing in a Shoe Repair shop was a challenge to say the least.

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During the 70s a very tall young lady in a micro skirt cocked her leg up onto the counter and said "do you mend ladders in tights".

when I told her no we were not able to do that she said "well these cost a furtune and my mum said that her cobbler used to fix her Nylon Stockings"

 

Have we been missing out on something here guys?

While-U-Wait tights repairs (above knee only).

 

We used to sell em, and offer a free fitting service :D

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I think that the reason for the "silly" questions is thatthere are virtually no stores left that sell all the odds and sods, so they come inhoping that you may be able to help or point in the right direction. Just like Newsagents get asked for directions.

 

I used to have a list of all the shops in the village and what services they provided, it got to be well known that I would be able to tell them where to go :lol:

 

It made it that I was there 1st port of call for the unusual, also kept an

A-Z map under the counter. Surprising how many inquiries turned into a Key being cut or a pair of laces sold.

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the best one for me had to be a packet of birds custard, dry mix, so quite specific. also a lot of eastern euros often look in for paint and screws and had some old dear looking for a set of 1940's bath taps.... which reminds me to take the roll top bath out of my window .

 

Paul in london

 

What sort of shoe repairer, hasn't got 1940's bath taps :lol: :lol:

I bet Hugh's got some in his garage.......I'd love a rummage through his garage :shock: :lol: :D Bet theres some antique's lying about :D

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