Someone's fridge's legacy

The photos, magnets, postcards, bills, mementoes and reminders you have attached to your fridge can tell a bloke more about you than you might think. How do I know? I’m a pro fridge-gazer.

Whenever I enter a home I’m unfamiliar with, I make a beeline for the fridge. The information gleaned from that one spot gives me a pretty good idea about what the people who are living there are like. Information that includes- taste and style, age, interests, family, sexual orientation, financial status, political leanings, favourite holiday destinations, fashion sense, religious beliefs, academic history, charity affiliations, health, sporting pursuits (or supported teams), personality types (ad hoc arrangement or meticulous order and grouping), cleanliness and hygiene, life priorities and of course what they like to eat. The last one is a lie. I don’t open the fridge door. Thats a bit much – even for me… but it doesn’t stop me thinking about it.

I’ve a tenner in my pocket that says if you look at your refrigerator it will provide details from at least three of the above categories. Go on… have a look. Go on.

The reason I mention fridges – I’ve found two new influences for my tattoo on someone’s fridge, well not actually their fridge, in their facebook photos, I was directed there via a link from a friend of mine. I contend that facebook has become the new fridge, where the reminders, collectables and remembrances of our lives are huddled together for the world to see. It beats me why people want that stuff to be private I mean the display is the thing is it not? Thats why we are putting it there aren’t we? For the world to see?

Anyhow this guys fridge/photos/wall yielded two more works that I think could influence the direction of the tattoo, Ive since tracked down the owner and the artist (his cousin) and have them here to share with you and Ruby.

Lifes strange aint it?

About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again.
Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.

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