Sunday, March 22, 2009

Florist haunted by shop's history

A florist received an unwelcome surprise when the windows of her store misted up and revealed its past as a licensed sex shop
Every morning, large letters spelling out the store's previous function are clearly visible to passers by in Reigate, Surrey.
Clare Ross, who owns Willows flower shop with her mother, Shirley, said: "We have done everything we can to get rid of it but it just won't go.
"Every day it's back. I knew this place had been a sex shop but it was completely empty when we took it over. There were no signs of its past at all.
"Then suddenly these huge letters appeared in the morning condensation saying licensed sex shop above our Interflora sign." She sponged it away every morning only for it to come back the next day.
Ms Ross, 40, said: "We did everything we could to get rid of the ghostly letters that came back to haunt us. We had a professional cleaner in, tried lighter fluid, petrol, scouring pads. Nothing worked. The glue from the sticky lettering has seeped right into the glass and the history is locked away there.
"The only way to get rid of it would be to replace the whole window.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

Or turn it back into a sex shop... with flowers.