The stories included here are all based on real people and incidents that I encountered from my time working in an independent record shop. The names have been changed, but the stories are all true – even if they have been embellished a bit.
Tales From a Record Shop
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F is for Freak.
Working with the public. Come one and come all.
First published: 2nd December 2015
T is for Thief.
Stealing in plain sight and how not to get away with it.
First published: 13th January 2016
Z is for Zlodzieg.
A tale of mind-boggling honesty (sort of).
First published: 26th March 2016
S is for Sex.
An enlightening real life story of talking about pornography with an old man.
First published: 22nd June 2016
F is for Fiddling.
Separating reality from fiction (and a potential lawsuit for defaming the world’s foremost violinist . . .)
First published:17th August 2016
B is for Bob.
A light-hearted festive diggle.
First published: 25th December 2016
M is for Muppet.
A lesson in how to make people think you’re an idiot, by opening your mouth and proving it.
First published: 16th March 2017
Fathers & daughters.
Pimping out your progeny.
First published: 13th April 2017
F is for Fib.
Winding people up on purpose can seem a bit harsh. But not always.
First published: 6th July 2017
A bit of rudeness and irritation. Even so, not another average day in the record shop.
A tale with a twist . . .
First published: 9th October 2017
N is for Nazi.
And N is also for Nonce.
A light-hearted morality tale.
First published: 26th July 2019
On the 1st June 2019, we finally closed the shop. This final blog is to explain why, and to answer a few of the (many) questions I was asked 😢
First published: 18th September 2019