|A typical 'Amy' work outfit|
|Trying on random stuff in the shop changing room. Yes, I am going to buy this dress.|
I have also made friends with a VERY heavily tattooed chap who walks with a cane - he brings me punk CDs every now and again, and once tried to bring me some hair sticks. Unfortunately they fell out of his bag somewhere on the high street and he couldn't find them! There are two or three customers who jokingly tell me they come in on 'my' days to see what I'm wearing!
|Lunch break fun!|
I think the most bizarre incident was last summer when a middle-aged American man suddenly leaned across the counter and poked his finger right at my face, going, "One, two, three..." It took me a moment to realise that he was counting my piercings. Eventually he asked me, "So how many do you have?"
I replied, "Seventeen."
He looked me up and down, and leered, "I don't see seventeen..."
Me: "Dude! They're in my ears! My EARS!"
In short, Goths in a retail environment need to be prepared to garner a lot of attention and be able to respond to it calmly and reasonably politely. Sometimes I feel like rolling up to work in just jeans and a T-shirt, but I'd hate to disappoint my public...
Goth gossip: The 69 Eyes are releasing a dance album. Yes, you read that right. The Goth scene has always been divided on the tricky subject of whether or not the 'Helsinki Vampires's' Goth'n'roll sound is sufficiently 'Goth', but I guess this will probably end THAT debate rather permanently. Frontman Jyrki69 apparently thinks that 'dance rock' is the way forward for the Eyes. Please forgive me, but I am now feeling rather as though I need to go and write some VERY depressing poetry. This news... it hurts me.