Monday, 17 August 2015

Taxi For Kellie



I have come to the conclusion that there are only ever two sentences that I say to cab drivers. 

"Evening, drive, been busy?"

(I'm originally from East London, "drive " is like a term of endearment, honest) 

And 

"Been on for long?"

(in this case, I am asking him how long he has been working his shift for, I'm not enquiring about his menstrual cycle) 

Am I alone in this? Why is it that we are incapable of getting in a cab without saying these two sentences? Even if I spend the whole journey in silence, by the end I am shaking with the need to enquire whether the aforementioned driver has been busy or not, PLUS, it is rude to ask the cab driver to turn up his music if you haven't first asked him if he has been working for a long time. 



Pro-tip, if you want to ask the cab driver to change the radio station, not only ask him if he has been busy, but wait for him to reply and then sympathise with him, before you know it, you can even get the driver to change the channel to KISS FM if you want. This works better if the drunken missy in the front also tells the driver that his music is shit. 

But I digress, I wonder exactly how many times a day Mr Cabbie is asked those questions, I wonder if he is now offended if you DON'T ask these questions? 

I also wonder if I am alone in asking these questions, I will press publish and everyone will go.... "she asks, WHAT?"

So let me know. 


Big Fashionista 
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Minion Overload


Ok, it was funny at first. I LOVE Despicable Me, I'd watch Despicable Me 2 if I had nothing else to watch but please can we now STOP WITH THE MINIONS ON EVERYTHING? 

I cannot stand "Inspirational" posters at the best of times, stick a fucking Minion on it and what, you expect me to take it seriously? Currently my Facebook feed is 40% quiz results, 10% cool stuff, (I have to say that, in case anyone comes from my Facebook link) and 50% Minions in one shape or another. From Minion tattoos (Don't do that) to listicles about what is your favourite Minion, (is it too soon to say, A dead one?) they are EVERYWHERE. 

 

I'm starting to grit my teeth every time I see one of the little yellow bastards, and it started off so well. I giggled when they said, Ba-Na-Na and laughed when they said bottom. Now try to guess where I want to stick that nana? 

They are oversaturating the market here too many Minions, too little patience. 

Am I a bad person? Am I being cynical and rude to the poor defenceless little Minions, or do you agree with me? 

Have we reached Minion Overload?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Specsavers, Stop Stereotyping My Children



I wear glasses, my other half wears glasses, my two eldest wear glasses so I pretty much might as well transfer a portion of my wages to Specsavers each month in advance. I like the convenience of Specsavers, but what I DON'T like is this.



Oh no, Specsavers. Please don't do this. I have just spent twenty minutes telling my 9yr old daughter that if she wants a pair of glasses that are in the boys section, she can damn well have them. Her response? "But it's the BOYS section" 

As I'm sure you can imagine, the boys section has glasses with Marvel, Planes and even Toy Story on them. The girls section has Disney Princesses and Moshi Monsters.  (well it did, I mixed it up a bit) 

Why, oh why, in 2015 must I be writing about this? Why can't they go back to having a KIDS SECTION? Which they have done in the past? 

If my daughter wants glasses with Marvel comic heroes on them, why does Specsavers say that she shouldn't have them? Why must they only be for BOYS? 

Why must Moshi monsters or Disney Princesses be for girls? I say NO to this stereotyping, A KIDS SECTION, with glasses for ALL kids, that's what is needed, do you agree? 


And please feel free to let Specsavers know that this is wrong, I would appreciate it. Leave your comments below too. 


Big Fashionista x x x

UPDATE. Specsavers have tweeted to say that they are now reviewing the merchandising. WATCH THIS SPACE



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