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£18 for a fucking stick?

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MycatsaPirate Mon 27-Mar-17 22:56:08

www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stoke-newington-florist-sells-sticks-for-up-to-18-despite-being-minutes-from-park-a3498961.html

Basically a florists in Stoke Newington is selling sticks for between £12 and £18.

And people buy them.

I am currently eyeing up the log pile in our garden and wondering how much we can get for them.

Does anyone actually pay out for this stuff? Are people really that bloody gullible?

Come on. Own up, someone must be buying these sticks!

DJBaggySmalls Mon 27-Mar-17 22:58:59

People are buying collections of them to display shock

MycatsaPirate Mon 27-Mar-17 22:59:53

Wouldn't that just be called a tree?

TiggyD Mon 27-Mar-17 23:00:05

But they're artisan!

GnomeDePlume Mon 27-Mar-17 23:00:16

Probably better than people hacking at the trees in the park to get their sticks for free.

But yes, people are that gullible.

Astro55 Mon 27-Mar-17 23:01:06

SAW them coming!

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Mon 27-Mar-17 23:01:42

It reminds me of the Harry Enfield sketch 'saw you coming'
I've had a couple of trees cut back in the garden. I'm a millionaire!

PurpleMinionMummy Mon 27-Mar-17 23:01:43

If people are daft enough to pay, good luck to them.

MycatsaPirate Mon 27-Mar-17 23:01:49

Why would you want to have sticks in the house anyway? What would you do with them?

As decorations go, they are about as exciting as well... a stick.

So much glittery shit on fb .. hang on. I have a plan. I can get sticks and glitter those babies up and sell them as 'glittery artisan sticks' for £30 a pop on facebook.

chastenedButStillSmiling Mon 27-Mar-17 23:03:08

My dog would pay good money for a decent stick. She's been looking for the perfect one for 8 years. The hunt goes on.....

MycatsaPirate Mon 27-Mar-17 23:03:20

Ivy I've got Dorset covered, don't even think of encroaching on my stick-selling territory!

plominoagain Mon 27-Mar-17 23:04:02

If that's what they're paying for the twigs , I've got half a tonne of two inch and under stone that I could make a fortune out of , flogging as organic artisanal hand gathered pebbly shit .

ComputerUserNumptyTwit Mon 27-Mar-17 23:04:21

Nice work, Astro grin

SaucyJack Mon 27-Mar-17 23:05:31

Far be it from me to lower the tone.... but that row of clothes hook is rather suggestive of the male member in all its (morning) glory.

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 27-Mar-17 23:06:40

DD has a glittery stick! She found a stick in the park and went at it with the glitter glue. Could it be worth something..?

TheProblemOfSusan Mon 27-Mar-17 23:08:48

God inflation has gone mad. When I lived there, sticks were only £8 a pop.

*misses the point entirely*

SilverdaleGlen Mon 27-Mar-17 23:11:14

I thought twigs and pebbly shit were right up MN alley?

These aren't just twigs they are M&S artisanal twigs.

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Mon 27-Mar-17 23:12:15

Where in Dorset MyCat? Go to Sandbanks. They've got all the money.

I'll cover the East. I've already contacted my friend who owns a shop. I was going to use all the wood in my garden to make 'mark making' sticks for my school's reception class. But fuck that. I'm off to make my fortune.

Bottlesoflove Mon 27-Mar-17 23:16:12

A middle class version of twigs and shit...

HappyAxolotl Mon 27-Mar-17 23:17:04

"quite reasonably priced for Stokey"

Oh Stoke Newington. Never change. grin

RiverdaleJughead Mon 27-Mar-17 23:20:17

Mans needs to make money - if people are buying them let them be fools

BaronessBomburst Mon 27-Mar-17 23:23:02

I have sticks!
They're all around the house, there's a pile in the garden, and several more in the boot of the car.
I also have a 7 year old DS.😂

MackerelOfFact Mon 27-Mar-17 23:24:30

I knew straight away which shop this was going to be. Fucking love Church Street. It's almost a parody of itself. grin

StorminaBcup Mon 27-Mar-17 23:25:37

They are decorative sticks though! They make these painted logs look a bargain at a tenner!

LadyLapsang Mon 27-Mar-17 23:27:44

chastened, maybe we could send your dog to Stokey as a mystery shopper....

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