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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I think the residents of Kemp Town have heard about the gang of partying Poles in flat 1 and spotted a gap in the market. A new sign has just gone up around the corner in St James's Street...

Polskie Smaki!!!

So if you want a pint and a sausage sandwich to remind you of Warsaw, you know where to go. If my Polish neighbours are anything to go by, they'd be better off selling party poppers and disco equipment, but I suppose they know what they're doing. Even Eastern Europeans have to eat.

Unfortunately for the Polskie Smaki store however, they have fierce competition in the form of local entrepreneur Jennifer, and her shop, imaginatively entitled Jennifer's Shop, which is situated just fifty yards down the road, and currently has this hastily erected front window display...

The interesting thing about that display, aside from the fact that Jennifer's put an 'e' on the end of sandwich and at first glance appears to be selling ice for a hundred pounds, is that she's followed the example set by Polskie Smaki, and used a trio of exclamation marks, not once but twice. I can only assume this is some form of punctuation only understood in Poland, and no self-respecting Pole would enter your store without it.

Sadly for Jennifer and the sausage seller however, neither of them can compete with the sheer marketing power of the Wild Fruit Shop, a greengrocer just a few doors down who are currently offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...

Half Price Polish Products!!!
Unfortunately when you go in, you just find a load of cheap Pledge and Mr Sheen, but hey, that's advertising for you.