They say that Christmas is a time to think of those in need. Bearing this in mind, I’ve yet to see anyone in a more desperate situation this festive season than this pair:
|"You better watch out..."|
I spotted them outside a beauty salon in Hitchin this morning. I assume they were put there with the intention of enticing people in. Either that, or the staff hoped their clientele would be too terrified to leave the premises once they’d seen them.
At first glance they appear to be the epitome of Christmas cheer. Then you notice their mangled legs and the horror of their situation becomes apparent.
What if they come to life like Kim Cattrall did in the Eighties? One can only imagine the hideousness of their gait; a lifetime of physiotherapy couldn't put that right.
It certainly doesn’t seem like much time was taken over their decoration. Perhaps they were dressed at gunpoint? I hope their staff put more effort into a make-over.
Maybe they were put there to warn you what will happen if you don’t pay for your treatment?
At least I only had to pass this monstrosity once. I feel sorry for the people who work in the surrounding buildings; for them, Twelfth Night can't come soon enough.