Second Chance: October

Germander's verses written in October during her hosting at Second Chance, and some of the stories and photos behind them, are displayed here.

Scroll down to see them all:
- The World Observed in Second Chance
- Wildlife Surveyed in Second Chance
- Instructions Observed in Second Chance

Instructions Observed - 1
Instructions Observed - 2

Above: Instructions Observed in Second Chance

This pair of pieces have been placed in the two changing cubicles, with the idea that people will at first think they are reading a notice, and then slowly latch on to what they actually are, hopefully seeing the humour...

It's a list of instructions from all different sources found around the shop - many of which are a little curious or amusing when taken out of context. I got the idea from the wording on the steamer (the machine used to air-iron clothes with steam) - 'DO NOT KINK HOSE'. 'Kink' is an unusual although accurate word choice, which gives this phrase its charm.  I went on to search clothes washing labels, other notices and appliances around the shop, and toy and game instructions for the rest. Of particular interest was a sheet of guidelines for charity shops, listing what luxury labels to look out for, and detailed information on how to spot fakes; and a magic trick set, which included amongst its props a set of what they called 'sponge squirrels'.

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