Firstly, apologies again to BatBoss Hailes and Steve Smith for rudely awakening them both by having to call them first thing on Saturday morning due to a bit of a communication hiccup at the organizers end.
Once that hurdle had been cleared and my fellow Biker and I had “knitted” up in the management suite upstairs we made out way down to the shop and positioned ourselves either side of the entrance. Our positioning was such that the constant flow of customers into the shop had to bypass us, possibly to the discomfort of some of the more fragile children, and regardless of which direction the people out in the centre were coming from at least one of us was visible to further lure them towards Disney’s tills.
It’s been a while since I entertained myself by playing “statues” at a troop, but the position we were in lent itself easily to such shenanigans and even when observing my much more animated counterpart folks were still arguing with each other that I was just a statue. As a bonus our position meant we were right below the air conditioning vents all day too!
It was because I had been buoyed by (most of) the experience of spotting at the Glasgow Film and Comic Con that I’d signed up to this to begin with, but I admit to not being keen to do this event the closer it got once it dawned on me that there would be no charity donation from the House of Mouse for our services (and even less so when it turned out to be two days on deck and not just the one!) however despite being initially unaware of our attendance the staff of the store looked after us like champions throughout the day. Costume malfunctions aside, would I do it again? Well, I sort of had to…