S is for...Shop
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It’s finally here. The S is for...Shop! Pow!
First of all let me point out, I don’t actually ‘run this shop’, yet. At present it’s basically just a bunch of Amazon affiliate links. So when you purchase things you are actually purchasing them through Amazon.
The way it works is, if you click on one of the links and then buy something, almost anything through Amazon within 24 hours of clicking the Amazon link, then I get a commission. There are a few items I can’t earn commission on. But meh, whatever. Buts that it, it is an S is for...’shop’ and and you can buy shit.
It’s that simple.
Why have I done it? Well, partly because I think it’s just funny and a laugh. When you see how I’ve set up the shop you’ll see what I’m getting at. I think shopping should be fun, so that’s what I’ve tried to do. I like to think of it as a piece of art as much as I do like a shop. I believe it probably takes the ‘hard sell’ out of shopping. It does that by basically being a fucking stupid shop space. It makes it fun. Because, let’s be honest, no one likes the hard sell. The person that tries to give me the hard sell can kiss my ass. You pushy, bullying nob.
The other reason I've done it, like any person that opens a ‘shop’ is to try and make some money. I tend to find money is quite useful and unfortunately I need it in order to survive. If you think I’m wrong, I think you’ll find I’m actually right. Money, assets, belonging, whatever you want to call it. Currency. You need that in order to survive. Yeah money is the root of all evil. But only if you allow it to be. You don’t have to spend it like a twat.
i did an ‘S is for...’ post recently on my sports coaching page. It explained everything humans need in order to survive, in typical ‘S is for...’ fashion of course:
probably Space Travel.
Remember this is base layer if human needs. Money I guess, at least in the modern world, has got to fall into sustenance. Not that you should eat it. People wash there hands now mate. But they never used to that much, money is covered in some gross shit.
But in the ‘modern world’, if you choose to live that way, you need money in order to get food and drink. Back in the day, before we had money, we just had food and drink and that was our currency. Wow, wow, wow. Sensational! Me...I don’t live off the land. I’m not one of those humans. At present, I need money to survive mate. Great.
So, why is my shop space different to anyone else’s? Well S is for...Straight up, all I’m doing is showing you what’s out there. I’m telling you now,
”You don’t have to buy it.”
The choice is yours. It’s your money, be smart with it. No, I probably wouldn’t recommend buying a £1000 garden statue if you don’t have any food in the house. Buy an £800 one instead. Ok, I’m being silly, a £900 one. Seriously though, it’s your money, be smart with it.
I’m not sure what the folks over at Amazon will make of all this, me telling people they don’t have to buy stuff. but if I get any feedback on it I’ll keep you updated. Chances are they’ve got more important stuff to worry about at the moment. I think. Maybe. Or you know they don’t and we’ll soon find out that they don’t have a sense of humour. Fun times.
It wouldn't matter if they took away my affiliation, there are plenty of other ways I can set this up. However, this did take FUCKING AGES! Much gracias to the one and only Tracey Hardy. She’s helped me fill this online space up; because that can take a fucking time.
But the other thing that I like to think I’ve done is take some of the sting out of shopping. All the stress you can have by there being so much bloody choice. It can totally be overwhelming. I’m not recommending what products you should buy or anything like that just yet. But I do hope it takes away some of the shopaholic ‘I must have that’ side of shopping.
Because that people, is a thing, and it’s not healthy. Again, I think I’ve done that by making a fucking stupid shop. So you can partly see how mental the experience of shopping is. So you actually S is for...Switch on when you go to buy shit. And say to yourself, what the fuck am I doing? I don’t need this shit, I’m not going to buy that. I’m going to go and spend it all on fixing the hinge to the toilet door. Glamorous!
So, if you want to check it out head over to the website www.sisforsomething.com and have an S is for...Snoop around. See what stuff I’ve put in there. And yes, I’ll pretty much be able to see your viewing habits, what pages people are looking at and exploring. But come on now, don’t be scared, we are fully aware that we live in the Big Brother age now. Everyone can do that; check out your viewing habits. And they are doing that. I could share that info with people, that data I get from people visiting the shop. But if I’m going to share it with anyone it would be openly on here with you anyway. But no need to wait, I’m going to put it out there, take a guess and say....I think a lot of you guys are going to check out the page S is for...
When you get on the site we all fucking know what pages people are going to look at the most!
Let’s not be stupid about it. It’s called human nature. Curiosity killed the cat, probably because he was playing with sex toys, went up to A&E and they couldn’t save him!
And no, I don’t get any commission just from you clicking on my website and having a look around. If you don’t want to support it that’s cool. But I’m just letting you know you can mooch around and no money will come my way. It’s just S is for...Supposed to be a bit of fun.
On top of that, and this is a blog waffle for another day, I’ve added an ‘S is for... Shop local - Exeter’ section to this website. Because, there’s gotta be some sort of balance. The high street is dying as we know. We are all slowly becoming that vegetable that is plugged in and connected to the matrix from home. So, at present I live in Exefer, so that’s what’s local to me. If you are a company based in Exeter and want to be featured on the website drop me a line.
If I think you are a nob and I don’t like your business I won’t feature it.
Guys, guys, guys...S is for...Sense of humour...it’s a joke.
If you want to feature, drop me a line.
Something someone supposedly said
“In theory, taxes should be like shopping. What I buy is government services. What I pay are my taxes.” - P.J.O’Rourke
Material Girl - Madonna
Lost in the Supermarket - The Clash
Shopping Bags - De La Soul
Been Caught Stealing - Jane’s Addiction
Shopping - The Jam
The Bargain Store - Dolly Parton
24-Hour Store - The Handsome Family