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On 27 Jun 2009 at 12:00pm Spongebob wrote:
"TRENDY clothes shop PLAIN LAZY is set to open in Lewes.
Just what we need to go with "white stuff" up School Hill.
David Quim said "it's just great for the town"
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 3:37pm Fashion Adviser wrote:
Spongebob, you cobviouslyarent just back from the Paris catwalks. Plain Lazy is just a clothes shop. The Express call it a trendy shop because it doesn't have yellow film over the window to prevent fading, and the word 'Boutique' in the title. You might have to go shopping in Eastbourne i'm afraid, as Tesco's is clearly way to edgy for you.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 3:59pm Spongebob wrote:
Well we shall see. If it has the sort of stuff that Peacocks and Primark sell, i'll be a happy bunny. Somehow though, i doubt it. As for shopping in E'bourne, well why should I ? I want to shop in my home town but the stuck up snobs are preventing me from doing this.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 4:17pm bonfirek wrote:
Is it me or our Lewes Chamber of Commerce a bit crap? The chap from the Chamber positively bristled when one of the councillors at the planning meeting said that it was the job of the shops in Lewes (and in general) to actually go out there and work for there money if Tesco opened. This is otherwise known as the free market economy. Seems to me the Chamber are complacent and are running there own monopoly on Lewes shops! the boutique shops think they have a right to be there, balls, you've got to work to run a business you can't just sit on your a*se being complacent and filling your window with male manequins wearing dresses, no need for it!
However Plain Lazy, good shop.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 4:45pm LTR wrote:
A snob is someone who thinks they are always right, better then everyone else, and that other people are beneath them. Spongebob, you are describing yourself.
You are also a bit dense. fashion Adviser was not actually suggesting you shop in eastbourne, it was a joke about your fashion sense, and where you might find more appropriate clothing eastbourne, you see, ia jokey reference to old-people-style. Oh well, we all got it, even though you didn't.

 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 4:56pm Spongebob wrote:
Ahhhh, i geddit, it was a joke.
Anyways, snob i am definately not. Snob 3/4 of Lewes definately are.
So shove that up your LTR and smoke it
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 6:03pm Roly Mo wrote:
Spongebob, I think you might like their clothes, The Outdoor Shop have some of their t-shirts in the window at the moment, and they are basically tops with amusing slogans. I am sure those people who shop in Wickle and Flint would not be seen dead in them.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 6:22pm gavin wolfenden wrote:
www dot plainlazy dot com <-- hippy gear!
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 6:42pm Spongebob wrote:
Looked at that website.
£20 for a T-shirt................laughing my f***ing a**e off, I don't pay that for a car let alone a T-shirt.
Any more superb suggestions ?
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:00pm Toque wrote:
plainlazy.com/couch/2009/06/22/were-back-in-lewes-4/
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:38pm Yahoo wrote:
Spongebob I am with you - why can't Lewes ever have any NORMAL shops for NORMAL people with NORMAL salaries FFS?
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:39pm Graham Norton wrote:
So we're swapping jumpers for T shirts - no contest! And get into Crumbs next door for a sarnie while you're there!!!!
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:41pm grumpy trader wrote:
and yes the cahmber is a toothless monster, run by small minded wanna-be,s and with an i am alright jack attitude, good luck plain lazy . you were a good shop, lets hope you can make it work again .
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:41pm Bear Grylles wrote:
What, like Asda and Lidl and Morrisons and Aldi? Lewes isn't Whitehawk - get over it!
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:47pm Spongebob wrote:
No one said it was...or has to be. get over it !
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 7:59pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think even Tesco t-shirts might be out of your price range Spongenob, but I hear the Cancer Research shop has some good stuff in atm.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 8:19pm Spongebob wrote:
One thing that i am not and that's too proud to buy from charity shops. That last post of yours AC-T just about sums this town up
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 8:40pm Decent Citizen wrote:
What sort of car do you have then Spongebob?For less than £20 is it like Mrs Buckets brother-law Onslos? Before you get your TESCOS pants in a twist it is a little bit of ribbing. I too use charity shops,particularly the one next to what was Woolworths. Lighten up, you get ribbed because you can be such a tit at times. I am not stuck up, a snob or rich.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 9:25pm LTR wrote:
Spongebob if we are all such Snobs, and you wouldn't waste 20quid on a t-shirt, what are you doing wasting your time and money winding people up on a web site? Sounds to me like you need some, er, you know, 'special company' and need to get out a bit more. I 'm old and exhausted, so the field is clear for you, and your alluring powers, unhindered.
Are you waiting for tesco's to get your 'pulling pants' Let us know when you have ' popped your cork' as it were, because we can all celebrate with a special thread. Ah, bless.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 10:08pm Decent Citizen wrote:
What a laugh it would be to have all these characters together in one place! I know mine and Spongys opinions on Lewes are very different,but, we may even know and like each other already.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 10:28pm Decent Citizen wrote:
LTR I am still laughing, very funny,thankyou. Spongy does rather set himself up for ribbing doesn"t he?
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 10:56pm Keeley wrote:
ACT, that last post of yours shows what a snobby attitude you have, grow up, there's nothing wrong with buying from charity shops, even celebrities buy from them, think next time before opening your mouth because you haven't made yourself look very good.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 11:04pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
And I think you need to consider whether someone's taking the pee or not before you make yourself look like a humourless twit again, Keeley.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 11:13pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Keeley, Keeley, Keeley, calm down dear. I for one am guilty of taking the pee,but,when you have been on here a while, you get to know when it is a rib, and of course it becomes obvious when it is malicious. Then it is a different matter. I would like to think that those ribbed,(ie Spongebob perhaps),laughs when he reads them,I would stop immedietly if I thought otherwise.
 
 
On 27 Jun 2009 at 11:13pm LTR wrote:
Don't worry Annette, we all geddit. Just because you have a double barelled surname (the Devonshire Curtain-Twitchers?)we know you are no snob.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 1:37am Keeley wrote:
Thank you LTR!! ACT you are a snob, I have read your whinings before, GROW UP
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 3:17am expat two wrote:
I used to love Plain Lazy. The difference between a 20 quid t-shirt and one from Tesco's 3-for-a-fiver Wear & Tear range is obvious to anybody with a faintly working pair of eyes, and to most of those without, especially after a couple of hot spin cycles. Its not snobbery to recognise that - but it is snobbery to be intransigently dismissive of another's opinions and values.
(Nor is it whining to light-heartedly mock somebody for being cheap - but it absolutely is to complain about it.)
Plain Lazy had some good looking girls working there too, surely thats got to count for something?
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 5:46am Spongebob wrote:
I know what you mean expat but for some strange reason, i'm a dirt magnet (oooer mrs !!!) The slightest little thing and im filthy, my job involves getting dirty and wet and i have a springer spaniel that tends to find the wettest, dirtiest areas possible. So 95% of the team, i need cheap and cheerful and, as i've mentioned before, we just don't have that choice in Lewes.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 9:26am Get out more wrote:
Annette, I think we might be living in a parallel universe.
Spongebob, you seem to have a computer, so try shopping on line. Go on, be a devil, give it a go, check for the security features of payment pages, and don't get confused by all the offers, and options. You have more coice than just one single branch of a yet-to-exist Tesco, and it will be delivered to your door, so that you can spend more time on other 'special' wbesites you like. Its what modern forward looking people like the rest of us do, rather than being stuck in the supermarket obsesssed 1990's. Go on, there's a world of great cheap clothes out there! You may even be able to get some 'sexy time' pants from a a more 'adult' site, and have money left over to get a canine treat for your best friend.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 9:38am Spongebob wrote:
Well thank you for all your concerns and advice "get out more" but i don't trust these computer "shops"
I'm happy that you're modern and forward looking but i'm a little more practical and once i've torn myself away from the allotment, i actually prefer to shop in person and engage in a bit of social intercourse and whilst doing that, i get fresh air and excercise.
Isn't it nice though that people have my best interests at heart. I think we should all have a group hug.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 10:52am Roly Mo wrote:
Hang on a minute Get out More, Spongebob is constantly villified for not wanting to shop locally and you are encouraging him/her to shop online. Surely that is worse than using Tescos!!!! By the way, I have bought clothes from both Plain Lazy and Tescos for my daughter, and other than the material being slightly thicker on the Plain Lazy t-shirt, there is no difference in how they wash, keep etc. At the end of the day a t-shirt is a t-shirt and if you have a choice of paying £5 or 20, I know which one I would go for.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 11:24am Pearlie wrote:
I d think in these times we're lucky anyone wants to set up shop and Lewes is considered a good investment. Let's face it shop have been going bust left right and centre some towns are becoming ghost towns.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 11:46am Get out more wrote:
Roly Mo, my comment is not meant to be taken seriously.
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 12:39pm Spongebob wrote:
There is an incredible amount of posts on here which critisise other people and then, amaizingly, they all lay their trump card, the tongue in cheek card, the "it was a joke" card, the "i was being ironic" card
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 4:27pm Keeley wrote:
Yes I have noticed that too SB, they make nasty and arrogant comments belittling people and then when they are challenged on it they whine, "it was only a joke..." Pathetic!!
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 4:43pm Sam Spam wrote:
I'm just amazed that you all can suck your thumbs, hold your dicks and still type.......how do you do that!....do you get your nurse or a health-care professional to help out?.....lordi
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 5:08pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Never mind Keeley, if it wasn't for us "snobs" being "nasty and arrogant", you wouldn't have anyone to stick up for and then what would you do to make yourself feel useful?
 
 
On 28 Jun 2009 at 10:53pm Earwig O Again. wrote:
Spongebob. I'm not being ironic, or joking. Your just a plain old fashioned nasty piece of work.
 
 
On 29 Jun 2009 at 5:07am Spongebob wrote:
Well thank you kind sir
 
 
On 29 Jun 2009 at 1:50pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I still own a Plain Lazy hat I bought last time they had a shop in Lewes...

I think it's a good sign that a company that's now moderately successful wants to move back to the town where they started out. I don't think their prices are particularly high and as others have said, it's not like you actually need to go far if you want to spend a bit less on your clothes.

The chamber of commerce are collectively a bit of a joke though. They complain about the christmas lights every year but then half of them don't donate any money towards getting new ones and the ones that do put in a pittance as I understand it. The concept of speculating to accumulate is sadly lost on most of the members.
 
 
On 29 Jun 2009 at 7:10pm Rozzer wrote:
I don't agree with Spongebob about Tesco but I can't understand why people have a go at him for wanting some 'proper' shops in Lewes. Each 'new' shop that opens seems like a hobby shop - by which I mean opened as a hobby by the wife of someone who is loaded and doesn't really have to worry about the takings. And I still haven't got over 'Le magasin'. I wonder if there's a little place in a small town in France called 'The shop'?
 
 
On 29 Jun 2009 at 9:32pm Keeley wrote:
I have plenty to do to make me feel useful, I work 40 hours a week. Judging by the amount of time that some people spend on here though, that's not something they're familiar with.
 
 
On 29 Jun 2009 at 10:09pm School Hill wrote:
Rozzer, its not the view, its the fact its just to wind people up. I quote 'fight, fight fight' I suggest not being an audience to his/her dramatics.
I don't know why anyone can bdde bothered talking about these hobby shops. We have always had them, they come and go, and they attract visitors to the town, who spend their money elsewhere. Lewes isn't the only place with them. If the chamber of commerce had any sense they would go with the trend, and try and get the tourist information people to wake up and capitalize on the bunch of wierd lifestyle shops. No one seems to realise that the typoes of shop spacves we have don't attract the kind of retailers they want, and any that do are being lost, as they are turned into flats. Wickle is a good example. Large shop floor that could have been used by more retailers, now lost


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