2013年9月9日月曜日

Nick's memoirs of England, UK Part 6




The Harrods motto is Omnia Omnibus Ubique—All Things for All People!

Now, you might be thinking that I am in an old submarine, maybe Captain Nemo's Nautilus; I certainly felt like I was. But no, here I am in the Harrods Department Store elevator or lift. Harrods describes itself as a luxury, upmarket department store, so I was a little concerned that I would be under-dressed; I was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. To be honest, though, there were so many people from different countries and different walks of life that I didn't feel out of place at all...well, most of the time. If you are looking for some nice souvenirs, perhaps the quintessential teddy-bear goods or a box of shortbread with pictures of the Queen and Prince William, then the Harrods Shop and Food Department should be your first two stops, and you certainly won't feel out-of-place if you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt in these places. If you do, however, wish to put on your suit or your cocktail dress, you will also feel very comfortable; there are lots of big spenders, too. All the designer brands, jewellery watches and furniture are waiting for you. Maybe it's just my imagination, but if they don't have something they'll probably order it in for you while you wait with a complimentary glass of Champagne - unfortunately my wallet was not big enough to test this belief. Did you know that in the 1960s Harrods sold someone a lion!!!! Anyway, I realised I had unintentionally entered the luxury zone when I looked at the price of a blanket and nearly fainted when I read the 1000 pound (¥150,000) price tag. 


In my hasty retreat, however, I found myself lost in a maze of other similarly luxurious and expensive sections. I think that is the store's strategy, force you to spend all day in the luxury section trying to find a way out, all the while looking at the lovely, shiny and glamorous goods that promise so much happiness if you would only hand over your credit card to one of the smiling staff. Well, I was not to be tricked! Not only did we exit Harrods with no designer goods or royal family cookies, but we also departed with no teddy-bear bag. (Oh, alright, I admit it! We looked for a teddy-bear bag, but they didn't have any that season ;))


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

講師の紹介:Nick
ステラビジネス&マネージメントスクールで、毎週月曜19:00〜の「Get Real! Get Native!」を担当しています。ケンブリッジ大学の英語教育の修士号を取得しており、9年間日本の大手企業や大学で講師及び教育コンサルタントとして活躍してきました。リアルなコミュニケーション能力を高める教材の作成および指導を得意分野とし、英語に苦手意識のある方が自信を持って英語で話し、海外でも活躍できるようサポートします。

現在、「Get Real! Get Native!」の無料体験レッスンを受付中です。開講中の実際のレッスンを1回無料で体験していただくことができます。ご希望の方には、無料のカウンセリングも行っておりますので、ぜひ一度ステラのレッスンを体験してみてください。

お問い合わせ E-mail:info@stella-innovations.com
ホームページ:http://school.stella-innovations.com/lessons
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/StellaInnovations
株式会社ステライノベーションズ(名古屋駅から徒歩5分)

0 件のコメント:

コメントを投稿