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    UK - Anger over Norwich topless barbers plan

    Anger over Norwich topless barbers plan

    A plan to open a barbers with topless staff in Norwich is facing opposition.

    The Qube bar in Prince of Wales Road, the city's nightclub district, could be run as a daytime salon with topless stylists.

    Rebecca Bird wants permission from Norwich City Council for change of use. She has declined to comment until the application has been heard.

    There are fears the salon would be detrimental to the area and that its staff would be at risk.

    It is not clear from the application whether the staff will be men or women.

    Gary Thompson, of GT barbers near Qube, said: "I think it's an absolutely ludicrous idea and I've been speaking to the hairdressing industry here in Norwich and everyone thinks it's ludicrous and hopes it doesn't get the go ahead.

    'Up for anything'

    "I think it's a gimmick - I can't see the connection between barbering and nudity."

    A Facebook group, Against Topless Barbers in Norwich, has also been set up.

    It claims the salon would damage nearby businesses, negatively change the street's daytime trade and reduce potential business growth.

    If given the go-ahead, the ground floor salon would open between noon and 19:00 GMT Monday to Friday, and 10:00 GMT to 15:00 GMT on Saturdays.

    An anonymous objection submitted to the council states: "I believe it will cater to society's lowest common denominator.

    "I believe that any women working there will be at risk from some customers who will infer that they are up for anything.

    "Norwich people should not have to put up with constant erosion of standards of public decency."

    Comments can be made on the proposals until 14 December.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    It is not clear from the application whether the staff will be men or women.


    They should try having big fat hairy guys working topless and see how this does for attracting business. Then after this, try young sexy women working topless.

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    Hopefully staffed by Eastern European immigrants, rather than Norwichians.

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    If it's topless Norfolk lasses working there, then society's lowest common demoninator's won't be able to afford the prices. I can't imagine a dry trim will be anything less than 20-25 quid.

    But then this Qube outfit will probably recruit a bunch of Eastern European lasses and we all know that they are quite happy working in the UK for minimum wage or less.

    In which case the Police had better erect crash barriers as the good menfolk of Norwich will be queuing round the block on a Saturday afternoon!

    Could be a good business opp for someone with a burger van to set up nearby!!

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    I think Western society should replace grayhound racing with topless women racing.

    The loser has to give a headjob to the punter who placed the highest bet.

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    I hate barbers, the whole pantomime...
    these Aussie ladies might cure me though !




    Anyway here's Charles Bukowski , Harry in this story , accompanying Monk to Paul's barbershop , in the hope of free beer later .


    ''Monk laughed. His laugh was like linoleum being sliced by a
    dull knife. Or maybe it was a death-cry.
    Then he stopped laughing. "Not too much off the top."

    Harry put the magazine down and looked at the floor. The linoleum laugh had transferred into a linoleum floor. Green and blue, with purple diamonds. An old floor. Patches of it had begun to peel, showing the dark brown flooring beneath. Harry liked the dark brown.

    He began counting: 3 barber chairs, 5 waiting chairs. 13 or 14 magazines. One barber. One customer. One...what?

    Paul and Harry and Monk and the dark brown.

    The cars went by outside. Harry started counting, stopped. Don't play with madness, madness doesn't play.

    Easier to count the drinks on hand: none.

    Time rang like a blank bell.

    Harry was conscious of his feet, of his feet in his shoes, then of his toes...on the feet...in his shoes.

    He wiggled his toes. His all-consuming life going nowhere like a snail crawling toward the fire.

    Leaves were growing upon stems. Antelopes raised their heads from grazing. A butcher in Birmingham raised his cleaver. And Harry sat waiting in a barbershop, hoping for a beer.

    He was without honor, a dog without a day.

    It went on, it went by, it went on and on, and then it was over. The end of the barber chair play. Paul spun Monk so he could view himself in the mirrors behind the chair.

    Harry hated barbershops. That final spin in the chair, those mirrors, they were a moment of horror for him.

    Monk didn't mind.

    He looked at himself. He studied his reflection, face, hair, all. He seemed to admire what he saw. Then, he spoke: "O.K., now, Paul, will you take a little off the left side? And you see that little piece sticking out there? That should be cleaned up."

    "Oh, yeah, Monk...I'll get it..."

    The barber spun Monk back and concentrated upon the little piece that stuck out.

    Harry watched the scissors. There was much clicking but not much cut- ting.

    Then Paul spun Monk toward the mirrors again.

    Monk looked at himself.

    A slight smile curled up the right side of his mouth. Then the left side of his face gave a little twitch. Self-love with only a twinge of doubt.

    "That's good," he said, "now you've got it right."

    Paul whisked Monk off with the little broom. Falling dead hair drifted in a dead world.

    Monk dug in his pocket for the price and the tip.

    The money transaction tinkled in the dead afternoon.

    Then Harry and Monk were walking down the street together back to- ward the bar.

    Septuagenarian Stew by Charles Bukowski - read the free ebook now from ePub Bud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "I believe it will cater to society's lowest common denominator. "
    Yes the shop will be full of politicians and bank managers

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    A plan to open a barbers with topless staff in Norwich is facing opposition.
    I wonder if it's stiff opposition?

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    I'm furious.

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    There used to be one just off Tottanham court road back in the early 70's, you should have seen the 2 monkeys on the door just taking care of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    in Prince of Wales Road,
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    There are fears the salon would be detrimental to the area
    it's a shithole. walk down there in the morning and it's flowing with vomit, broken glass and piss from when the clubs kicked out. plus their is a foot fetish shop/bar/thing smack bang in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    I'm furious.
    Me too

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