But the ones that really get me, are when you see an item in a shop, so awful, that you think (a) why on earth did the shop think this would be a good item to stock, and (b) who on earth is going to buy it?!
That thought hit me again last week, when I spotted a truly hideous item for sale in a new tat (but not cheap) shop in the high street. In amongst the 8ft high dragons, and 6ft wide Buddhas, was a item to out-class them all. Yes, this could be yours for a few measly hundred quid (yes, you read that right!), this years 'must have' home accessory....
The round, glass chessboard, lovingly balanced and screwed onto the head of Tutankhamen!
Each chess piece has been lovingly mass produced to represent some piece of Egyptian old guff.
A truly wonderful 'thing' I'm sure you'll agree. Form an orderly queue ladies and gents.....Piley