I'm sure we're none of us fans of the corporate megastore on principle but I can't help but feel that the management buy out at Virgin has acted as a motivational fillip for the people behind the counters, who seem in some places at least to have been transformed into groovily genuine smiley types, perhaps at the promise of increased bonuses or profit share or maybe just because all the grumpy ones got fired. The young lady who serviced me in Oxford Street last week could not have been more accommodating and my needs, as I'm sure you can imagine, were far from pedestrian.
So hurrah for Snazzi, or whatever they're called. They've given me the thinnest of excuses I need to post these gems at last.
The Buzzcocks - 'Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore' (1980)
The Freshies - 'I'm In Love With A Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Check Out Desk' (1980)
Did you ever fall in love with an assistant in a record shop? And was your love requited?