Would you ever live above a shop?

12 Oct

I’m not used to living above a shop (an abandoned one that is), let alone on a busy street. I thought the day I lived above a shop is the day I moved to New York. That never happened, so I’m living the dream here in London, in the (somewhat) quiet suburb of Kingston upon Thames.

I can hear everything from my room: the red double-deckers pulling into the bus stop, a couple of rice rockets (Yes, Virginia, rice rockets do exist in the UK), and some drunk blokes on a Thursday night (I’m one of those after 7-9 drinks). It doesn’t bother me when I go to sleep, unless the Fresher neighbors turn up the music with grime, horrible 90’s music, and Pixie Lott (step aside Lady GaGa!).

I’m from the suburbs for Christ’s sake, where the houses are spaced apart and where teenagers terrorize the neighbors by throwing eggs and decorating the place with toilet paper from the 99 Cents store. If I told people that my flat (apartment for all you North Americans) was above a shop, people would either be curious, from New York City, or assume something weird.

My question to you follows: Considering what I’m living through, would you ever live above a shop? Comments are great!

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One Response to “Would you ever live above a shop?”

  1. richie October 13, 2009 at 00:48 #

    ah the dream the dream..

    speaking of dreams, I can’t say I’ve ever seen myself livign above a shop, but here are a couple of fantasies that have entertained me in the past, which I still consider from time to time.

    1. Buying a dirt shack in the desert in New Mexico, marrying a white trailer trash girl called ‘lucy’ and starting a cactus farm. I know it’s not much, but it’d be home. I’d get an old beat up ford mustang, a large caliber handgun,
    and you know, me and lucy would argue and bitch and drink and shoot things in the desert, and race around and fuck like bunnies and generally be ignorant and stupid and we’d settle down and raise rugrats. Yep, that’s right. I think we’d call them mary-beth , camilla-jane, rex, sandy and tipper. Now THAT my friend, is a DREAM!

    2. Erm.. I got a bunch of other scenarios.. but I’m still vibin’ on the navajo and mohave deserts… hmmm … sand, sun.. and sand…

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