Last week I visited the retail paradise that is Crown Point North. Do you remember? It's the one where you can drive your car up, park outside River Island and walk right in. And there's H&M and TK Maxx next door.
But I was in (non food) Tesco trying on blokes' hats which had been slashed in price.
I was trying on one like this .....
.... when I noticed a young woman standing on my left trying to speak into my deaf(ish) ear which was completely covered by the ear flap.
She was showing me a baby pram suit a bit like the one in the picture but with only one teddy.
Gradually I realised to my astonishment that she was asking MY opinion - on baby clothes ??!!
Did I think it looked boyish ?
Thinking that she was worried about her little boy looking a bit soft, I reassured her that it was a neutral colour and would look fine on either a boy or a girl. Looking unconvinced, she showed me inside the pram. It was 100% pink with pink toys, pink pillows and pink bedding. The child was in pink with a pink ribbon in her non existent hair.
'I don't want anyone to think she's a boy' she said anxiously.
The poor young woman has been brainwashed.
This is NEXT in Manchester.
This is Jordan's daughter Princess Tiaamii.
We are going back to the bad old days.
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