On Hollywood Road

Holidays and Consequences, Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex Daye on October 2, 2010

Though I thoroughly enjoyed my time away and returned to Hong Kong full of vim and vigor and not the faintest trace of jetlag, to which I am normally quite violently susceptible, the Gods of Retail (or perhaps it was the Hong Kong waterworks, the bastards!) were not not pleased with my little vacation, as I was greeted to this horrific scene upon my first day back at the shop.

Basically the water main just above us on Hollywood Road blew up around midnight and the ensuing geyser gushed right under our poor unprotected door, leaving a thick coating of mud on the upper level and a half an inch or so of water on the lower. Amazingly enough, outside of a couple of damp bottomed rolls of fabric, there was no damage at all- even the submerged printer pictured above still works. Still, it was a lousy first day back on the job. Evidently I am not meant to go on holiday, ever. Not even for my sister’s wedding. I’d do it again in a heartbeat, though… Mazel tov, Caroline and Zachary- long may you run!


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  1. james said, on October 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Holly cow, that’s a hell of a flood, poor bambino’s! But at least it looks like a victimless disaster, apart from that roach. Two big thumbs up to your water proof printer! Evidently you must never ever leave the Kong unattended.
    The foot print motif would make a very nice print.

  2. jadaye said, on October 5, 2010 at 2:03 am

    yes, poor roach! we did have some customers in that day thinking the mud and footprints was part of our “new Look”- lemons and lemonade…

  3. Oscar said, on October 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I totally thought the shoe footprints were an intentional design too! 🙂

  4. Izzy said, on November 9, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I almost want to turn your submerged footprints into a textile design.

    • jadaye said, on November 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

      feel free, Izzy- we don’t have the copyright on it!

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