Home Town II
Such was the excitement at Home Town, that Home Town II was bound to follow hard on it’s heels. Or softly. You pays your money, you takes your choice. Or not, so it would seem.
News of yet more closures abound in this dark and depressing corner of _Paul_And_Land_ with the dark and depressing news that McDogpoo Burgers Inc (part of the McDogpoo International chain of McDogpoo Restaurants and Plastic Internal Fittings Franchise) is pulling down the shutters for the final time.
Worry not though because McDogpoo Burgers Inc (part of the McDogpoo International chain of McDogpoo Restaurants and Plastic Internal Fittings Franchise) has already positioned itself in the ALL NEW out of town sites which, as you read, are being flattened for ALL NEW out of town redevelopments fit for the 21st century. Exciting new car parks the size of most small counties and periphery routes (unavailable on Google Maps) are promised, in abundance. No doubt shopping experiences will be enhanced and retail opportunities will be free for all. Hurrah and bloody huzzah.
Let’s be happy, let’s be joyful, because there they will stand, like beckoning index fingers, on the edges of our urban existences pulling in the mugs happy to pay their 6000% Wonga loans interest. Beacons of Capitalism. Spend a night with Lenny Henry, blow all your super-heated cash loan and then flop out in some fake barn selling chicken in a basket and plasticised super creamy pudding. That’s living, alright? Well, no. That’s bloody awful. Just up the road in Home Town, things are dying. And we’re letting it happen. There is no-one screaming “I want something better for my Home Town”. Just blind acceptance that this is the only way.
Let’s not forget that back in the day we had history. Our history is not fourteen varieties of Poundland. Our history is us and our shared stuff and our commitment to our shared stuff simply because it is our shared stuff. Whatever happened to paying the Piper? And calling tunes. Just a thought to think on before you pop to the soulless places for your McDogpoo Egg McPoo courtesy of McDogpoo Burgers Inc (part of the McDogpoo International chain of McDogpoo Restaurants and Plastic Internal Fittings Franchise). Enjoy it, you know you will, because they’ve told you to.