Ghostly sex shop signs irk new florist owner!March 22nd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 22 (ANI): A florist has an embarrassing problem to deal with her new shop just wont let go of its past of trading in sex toys.
Clare Ross would try to scrape off the letters on the windows of her Willows flower shop every morning in Reigate, Surrey.
But the ghostly letters of licensed sex shop would return to the same spot the next day.
“We have done everything we can to get rid of it but it just won”t go, the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
“Every day it’’s back. I knew this place had been a sex shop but it was completely empty when we took it over. There were no signs of its past at all.
“Then suddenly these huge letters appeared in the morning condensation saying licensed sex shop above our Interflora sign.
“We are trying to sell love and romance, not sex,” she added.
The 40-year-old, who co-owns the place with her mother Shirley, continued: “We did everything we could to get rid of the ghostly letters that came back to haunt us.
We had a professional cleaner in, tried lighter fluid, petrol, scouring pads. Nothing worked. The glue from the sticky lettering has seeped right into the glass and the history is locked away there.
“The only way to get rid of it would be to replace the whole window. But now everyone has got used to it, it’’s become a bit of a talking point.
People come in to ask us if we realise there is sex shop emblazoned on our window and end up buying flowers, so maybe we”ll keep it.” (ANI)
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