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It’s been strange ever since we won the Liebster award: we’ve had more people coming over but still no one’s got a clue as to what we do here at the mindstuff shop.

This is the place you come to for ideas.

But I can say that until I’m blue in the face, trouble is, no one listens these days. Take this lot over here, staring at the damp on the wall. They’ve been like that for nearly half an hour. Steve (the damp patch) is getting the right hump, it’s been a hard first week partying at Uni and he’s trying to catch up on some sleep:

Steve is normally ‘happy-go-lucky’

TUTOR:
I’ve never seen a Banksie like it, it’s almost three dimensional, dark and furry. The figure itself appears very angry. Opinions?

STUDENT #1:
It’s uncanny how the leery smile on it’s face seems to follow you round the room.

STUDENT #2:
Almost like it’s laughing at us.

TUTOR:
True genius, and look over here: these stacks of tupperware boxes, the neat rows, the regimentation – just like Carl Andre’s bricks at the Tate.

ME:
Can I help you?

TUTOR:
Tell me, what do these boxes represent?

ME:
A lifetime’s hard work; over here we’ve got memories, those are thoughts and on the other side is mainly ideas.

STUDENT #2:
You keep ideas in plastic boxes?

ME:
Yes, they’d go off otherwise.

TUTOR:
Thinking out of a box! Of course! Oh, I’m trying to get my head round this concept but my mind… my mind is literally blown.

ME:
Well I can get you something for that if you want.

TUTOR:
An ‘Idea warehouse’: such a post-ironic statement, I love everything about it: the bleak railway arch feel, this whole concept has a distinct touch of the Warhol’s.

ME:
Alright! Admittedly, there’s a home-made feel to the place but there’s no need to be rude about it.

STUDENT #2:
What’s in this big black rubber box here? Top secret?

ME:
That’s only for use in emergencies.

STUDENT #1:
Can we have a look?

ME:
Is it an emergency?

STUDENT #1:
No.

ME:
Then you’ve got your answer.

STUDENT #1:
Can we take a souvenir?

ME:
What free? We can’t just give everything away.

STUDENT #2:
Is that an original Banksie on the wall?

ME:
No, it’s original damp and it’s trying to get some sleep. Look, this is a shop, you’re supposed to buy something.

TUTOR:
PAH! just another case of commercialism destroying Art.

ME:
Look, how would you like it if I came round your house, wandered about a bit, looked through all your stuff and just asked loads of daft questions? We’ve all got to earn a living somehow.

TUTOR:
How the hell did this place win an award? Right everybody, file out, let’s go. There’s more interesting blogs than this one to go to.

ME:

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The cheeky thieving so-and-so’s, they’ve stolen the punchline.

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