Up and down would be great. Up and down would imply that some days are better than others, that customers came and went. This has not been the case, frankly. ‘Your dad and I are very worried about this recession.’ ‘Yeah. You said.’ ‘You’re lucky Laura’s doing so well. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t think either of us would ever get off to sleep.’ She’s gone, Mum. She’s thrown me to the Harry Potter Vs Star Wars Hero Best Friend Female Friend Shirt. The bitch has fucked off and left me. Nope. Can’t do it. This does not seem to be the right time for the bad news. ‘Heaven knows she’s got enough on her plate without having to worry about a shop full of bloomin’ old pop records. How can one describe the way people born before 1940 say the word ‘pop’? I have been listening to my parents’ sneering one-syllable explosion heads forward, idiotic look on their faces (because pop fans are idiots) for the time it takes them to spit the word out — for well over two decades.