Photo-a-Day (Friday, 10th March, 2023)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
I have a soft-spot for Burger King.
The teacher spoke of Shakespeare,
not kestrels in the sky ,
hypnotised I watched them ,
hover up so high,
Once we had our pitches ,
a try or goal to keep,
a schoolboys kestel morning ,
a Shakespeare falling sleep.
Now a yank style feeding ,
the pitches all are gone ,
I thought I'd float a memory ,
to hang my sleep upon ..
Not been to Robin Park to shop for a good while. Led to believe due to over development that it is a nightmare to find a parking spot.If its true then this will deter shoppers and will defeat the object of out of town shopping
Not a criticism Dennis, it is a good photo, yet it could be anywhere in the UK with those brand names.
The satirical magazine Viz, a North East theme, has in the past referred to Offal King and Cost a Fortune.
Need one of those advanced driving qualifications if you're planning on going on there these days
Agreed, Dennis....drive straight through! Everything looks just so "American" these days....WHY do we have to copy their "shopping malls" and even their speech. "DRIVE THRU"??! Drives me potty! Especially being addressed as "you guys"...I make a point of saying "I'm NOT a "guy", and get looked at as if I've just landed from Mars. I detest retail parks and the only time we have visited here was when we needed a new bathroom suite and I was told by the young sales assistant that I had a choice of "faucets". I asked him if he meant taps, and walked out. We are being forced into these out-of-town, soul-less, impersonal places. and what happens to people who don't have a car? I know that only a few people will agree with me but we are all entitled to an opinion.
Just about sums up the modern world . Americanisation , junk food and people too lazy to get out their cars to buy it .
The road layout is a mini spaghetti junction . I'm amazed there aren't more crashes with so many vehicles seemingly coming and going from all directions . It reminds me of that film ' Falling Down ' , where Michael Douglas is slowly driven mad by it all .
A good picture Dennis of an absolute nightmare .
Them burgers go straight “THRU” me.
Were do we think we are America, its a joke what do we want all those drive throughs and coffee houses for on a retail park. All everybody does today is takin in by it people have not got a mind of there own, supposed to be a cost of living crisis but yet daft people will go and pay £3 for a coffee and junk meals at £6 or 7 pound at a time i would not go any off them places and get ripped off.
Well said Irene Roberts, completely true i absolutely agree with you100% .
I suppose we are lucky in Nth Norfolk...some would obviously say we are unlucky.....as we dont have a ' mall ' nearby, neither north or south of us..and the hinterand is fields and more fields.
We have been infiltrated by Costalot coffee shops where people seem to sit & read newspapers or gossip all day long on leather sofas.
Luckily we have tried & tested places owned by locals where you can get a cup of coffee which is not chosen from a board with umpteen ways of having the said cup of coffee at an exorbitant price......& I agree with Irene about all this Americanism that has crept into English....I feel better for that !
I avaid those coffee places like the plague, especially starbucks. I went once and it was vile.
I say chips you say fries
You like burgers I like pies
I say bonnet you say hood
I say mate you say bud
I say petrol you say gas
I say bottom you say ass
You say faucet I say tap
You say sidewalk I say path
You say tamayta I say tomato
Let's call the whole thing off .
Thanks for your support, Julie and Helen....I didn't expect that....I actually expected to be told I was "old-fashioned and behind the times in Modern Wigan". Something else that drives me mad is when people "up" their voice at the end of a sentence like Australians do....WHY do we have to copy other people? And as for "giving it the heads-up" and "blue sky thinking" .....don't get me started! I don't think "inside the box" and I don't think "OUTSIDE the box".....I don't even know where the flamin' box is!! (Wish I could put a "smiley face" on at this point but there isn't a facility). DTease, keep off those burgers, lad! (You always manage to make us all laugh!). As for the comment from "Veruca".....there was one on a couple of days ago from "Veronimo"....I get the feeling it is someone impersonating Veronica.....I assure you it isn't her! I don't know why people feel the need to do that.
"Modern Wigan" is exactly the same as any other modern town, with no character. Except some towns have got more "sameness" than others.
If the council are trying to make Wigan into a better shopping town, they're going the wrong way about it.
Everything seems to be going backwards.
Our "new" contributor, Strebor Eneri is Irene Roberts backwards ....I assure everyone that it isn't me...someone on here is playing silly beggars with regular contributors' names, ie myself and Veronica. What they get out of it is beyond my comprehension, and what a waste of space.
Some people like us so much Irene our names are put on backwards and partially….
I don’t have a verruca but do have one painful corn! Strebor is a definite fan Irene. Even Mick couldn’t think that one up….The photo reminds me of Grease thru and thru…which there must loads of in those burgers Dennis. Mind you don’t trip up when you’re going for a cost a lot coffee.
It's a nightmare too. If you ever go to Wickes DIY store you get dizzy turning left and right for ages, it's like a maze, too many junk food outlets on a small parking area and "we buy any car" take up valuable parking spaces.
I need a sherry.
Gary not anywhere in the UK, DW stadium is in the photo.
We are getting like USA all the time, and we even look like them in some cases, with all this nonsense junk grub so called food, we are pileing on weight like never before.
We use to see adverts on TV about bread, washing powder, butter, dog and cat food etc etc, now the adverts are Dominoes pizzas, Burger King, Mc Donald's KFC etc.
Where is all this going to lead with our younger people?
Why has now (as in the present time) suddenly become right now to everyone speaking on radio and TV programmes.
How many Chickens do KFC sell across Britain???
They're open everywhere everyday, shourly Chickens don't breed that fast.
Can younger women and men cook at home these days.....?
I mean, a good square meal.
The way food prices are going, it'll soon be cheaper to eat in McDonald's or Burger King. Not the chippy, that's too dear.
It seems everything is for the easiest these days and blow the expense.
You're right Sue.....half the adverts are for Fast Food to be delivered at people's homes, and the other half are for funeral plans! The adverts used to be better than the programmes years ago, with little jingles that everyone sang along to....."Everyone's a Fruit and Nut Case" and "Murray Mints, Murray Mints, Too Good to Hurry Mints"....now we only get to choose who does our cremation! Bring back Captain Birdseye, I say!
I don't venture down there now it's been altered, it's far too congested and with narrow roads with tight bends, they must think everyone drives dinky cars.
Irene and Veronica, I too have noticed those odd and different poster names creeping in lately, and they are creepy too, whoever must have plenty time on their hands, so true the saying - Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
Malc, and there are also chickens and bits of chickens for sale in all the supermarkets too and they have thousands of stores across the country. The chicks are bred on in massive sheds and gaining weight by being pumped full of 'whatever' - is it any wonder the end product just doesn't taste like chicken as it once did - when it was natural, now it's tasteless, and in these fast food shops it's coated with umpteen chemical powders to give it some sort of flavour.
If yer feeling pecking and you don’t know what to do
Just buy herself a burger and it’ll go right “Thru”
Wash it down with a Costa, it’s the only thing to do
Just give it a couple of minutes and that’ll come “Thru” too
You’ll know at once that you’ve made the right decisions
When it all comes away like a flock of Pigeons.
Count me in too Irene - I agree wholeheartedly with you. No wonder spelling and grammar has become such a problem today.
Language and grammar evolves.I always found old poetry and Shakespeare play difficult to read but folk of that era must have understood it.
Mmmmmm.... Burger King! I'll have an Steakhouse Angus with fries and a portion of onion rings please :)
Count me in as well Irene. I think we are on the same page..DTease, you get better every day at bringing a smile ???? and Garry, I need a double Sherry if I go to Robin Park, I'm dizzy.
Jembo, no, not for me. That 'Steakhouse Angus' should be a good meal, with chips, but they serve it with 'smokey bacon' and 'smokey BBQ sauce'. They want 'smoking'.
To make matters worse, it comes with 'fries'. Aaaaaagh.
Most Junk food outlets put ie BBQ sauce and other sauces on poor food so all you can taste is the sauce. It could be out of date food, but you wouldn't know. And that's a fact.
If you have a pizza with radius z and thickness a , it's volume is
pi *z*z*a .
Never had a pizza in my life, and proud of it.
I've never had sea-food in my life, but I can't say I'm proud of it because, to me, it's not something to be "proud" of. Or is it just me who thinks that way, because I'm not from Wigan?
That last comment is on cloud 9.