Here in the bookshop one of my duties as a shop assistant is window dressing, in any business there is a key book and a key film or TV series, on the far or humorous side.
When I was in the monkey business I guess the book was Top Sacred and the film was Life of Brian. Now on the bookshop assistant front the book is obviously 84 Charring Cross Road, but after that it all rather falls to pieces as the funny books about bookshops are not really that funny and I am afraid on the movie front, the shop assistant takes over and it has to be, Are You Being Served.
When window has to be done it is the persona of Mr Humphries, possibly the most famous fictional window dresser of them all takes over and I rush around saying “I’m free” and so on.
Anyway what with one thing and the other I didn’t get time to do a blog post yesterday.
Here is the dressed window
Unfortunately as you see the other window is becoming undressed, because of people buying books from it.
Anyway at some time. Was it on Monday night and Tuesday morning? The SMA FaceBook group imploded, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/savemanstonairport
I think most of the committee either got sacked or resigned, word on the street is that someone may be going to sue someone for libel and as my solicitor charges me £195 + VAT per hour just to find out if this sort of action is likely to be valid, then I guess it is entirely possible that any committee could suddenly shrink.
A problem associated with the internet and just who is libelling who and what can be said safely, is that the sites where lots of different people can comment with some degree of anonymity – like this one – are relatively new and in many cases the law is still developing.