Photo: © J Hardy Carroll
“Hello folks. I’m Don Stop. Welcome to Big Don’s newly acquired Beautiful Bottle Shop. It’s gonna be the greatest shop anywhere.
It’s kinda quiet inside? I’m expecting my first customer anytime now. It’s quiet because folks are confused about some of the bottles on show. But the numbers shopping here will be huge! Don’t worry about that.
We’ve had some trouble with the green bottles. Terrible! I built a beautiful display wall and put ten green bottles on it. But one by one, they accidentally fell. Broken glass everywhere. Big danger! I’m gonna hand in all the green bottles and get money back on them. Even if the shops don’t give money back. You won’t see those bottles here for long.
I prefer to sell only local bottles, but if I have to have any from further afield, I’ll just order the clear bottles. These bottles are transparent – nothing to hide. They’re the best.
In fact, we’re already getting big, big numbers outside! Shouting and cheering. Walking up and down with their unofficial advertising banners ‘Stop Don’s Bottles!’ Of course it should be ‘Don Stop’s Bottles’, but who cares. They’re not the brightest folks.
Like I say, there’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that’s being talked about and not selling anything. Period!”
This story is inspired by the photo supplied by Al Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction, February 5th 2017. For more details click the logo.
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