Saturday, 3 November 2007

Barry's Gorilla




I am interested in animal welfare and I am concerned about the fate of Barry's gorilla. This is a gorilla who has been for many years in the window of a barbershop near our house. What the heck does Barry think he is doing? OK, so the animal looks clean and clothed but it can't be much fun sitting in a window for all these years. Is he supposed to be some sort of model for Barry's hairdressing? I know what some of the men are like in Hull, but this is ridiculous. I have seen Barry out and about and he cuts a somewhat dissolute figure, regularly buying a paper and sitting about on a bench reading it and smoking. Once my son ventured into Barry's shop and emerged like a newly shorn lamb with a regular number two crew cut, his lovely blond locks all over the floor. I think Barry's establishment is altogether too masculine (I have read the magazines he leaves lying about) and he maybe needs to venture into female styling which may be a civilising influence.

7 comments:

laurie said...

that poor monkey. his posture is very bad. you should take up a collection to get him a back brace. or maybe just a better chair.

Bev said...

Yes, Laurie, I agree. I was perhaps trying to touch on the higher issues of animal welfare but a brace might be a start. A lesson for us all. Look what happens if you do nothing but sit in a chair for ten years lol

dianeclancy said...

Hi Beverly,

I agree with you both. Have you considered getting animal welfare in there? Poor monkey shouldn't have to spend his life being a bad example for us!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Bev said...

Diane, he is being a bad example to us all. But maybe in that case he is actually having quite a good time lol

Bobbie said...

Is that all he gets to do? Sit in a window and collect dust. Sounds like animal cruelty to me. I think you should rescue him :)

Gina said...

He looks happy to watch the world go by. At least he's not hanging out all morning in the coffee shop, pinching the waitress on the bum.

Bev said...

Gina, we have monkeys/gorillas who do that round here too. Maybe he is a monkey. He certainly has more a monkey face than a gorilla face, but I can't see a tail. I have always thought of him in my mind as a gorilla. Maybe it's just one of the many misconceptions in my head I walk about with.