In further evidence that the world is an evil place, I present to you Exhibit ZZY. Once a quaint, harmless little art-deco Coles supermarket and variety store, this Burwood Road location now offers only a variety of soulless banking institutions, neither of which could afford decent paint:
While we’re on the topic, remember when Coles was just a supermarket? Now, each Coles pretty much functions as a bank: you can withdraw, deposit, you wait in a long line to get treated like dirt, and they assault you with painful television ads in your own home. In a further chilling parallel, Coles is even attempting an insurance service now, which by all accounts seems to be going over as well as those Status Quo ads.
I remember going shopping with my mum up that end of Burwood Rd as a kid in the early 80’s and somewhere near that location was a shoe shop with this massive black shoe about a metre long and half as high in the front window. There was also a florist and a school uniform shop – Dunlop’s i think.
i remember when coles and woolworths were supermarkets and variety stores and nothing else!!!
The sole point of an advertising campaign is to encourage you to utilise the advertised product and/or service. The Coles ads have the total opposite effect on me – i go out of my way to NOT shop at Coles, purely on the basis of those ridiculously annoying commercials.
The school uniform shop was called Mayfair.