Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


If straight men and gay women have one thing in common, I think, it’s that we both detest shopping…

Well, no. If straight men and gay women have one thing is common… it’s something else entirely. But if we have a second thing in common, its that we both detest shopping. Read the rest of this article here.

March 2nd, 2010.

21 Responses to “If straight men and gay women have one thing in common, I think, it’s that we both detest shopping…”

  1. Neal Says:

    Like the Joy Division quote, Eoinser. No life at all in the house of dolls…

  2. Eoin Says:

    “No love lost, no love lost..”

    Well you gotta say it in a Mancunian accent.

  3. Neal Says:

    You should try that more often. You could’ve slipped “She shuddered instinctively” in there too…

  4. Eoin Says:

    Yeah, I suppose I could have slipped that in right after the fajitas arrived!

  5. Conal Says:

    I’ve met a couple of people with the same phobia. In fact I know someone (who occasionally posts on here) who when they need toilet paper, they save up for a big online shop of groceries then buy industrial level amounts to be delivered to tide them over for a few months. Usually makes them over-spend on off-license stuff to hit the 60 euro free-delivery mark. Might be something to consider, it’s got to be better than kitchen paper

  6. Denise Says:

    This is just nuts altogether. And I thought women were supposed to be nuerotic!

  7. Conal Says:

    This is a woman I’m referring to… 🙂

  8. Denise Says:

    Or “neurotic” even!

  9. Eoin Says:

    @ Conal – haha… that’s even more neurotic than using kitchen roll! an I ask which continent this person is primarily based in??

  10. Eoin Says:

    @ Denise – I assumed you meant nu-erotic… Same as erotic, except with backwards baseball caps and rapping.

  11. cash Says:

    I have dodged buying toilet paper before due to the presence of a pretty lady I may have vaguely known in the shop.

    Think it was in the Centra in Rathmines…let it be said that I’d never dodge buying it again, I think I had to use the Argos catalogue that night.

  12. Conal Says:

    haha, no not where you’re thinking Eoin, my neighbourhood.

  13. Conal Says:

    @cash: not The Laminated Book of Dreams! say it aint so!!

  14. Eoin Says:

    @ Cash – The Argos catalogue is the most pliable paper you have in your house? Not only are you disgusting – you’re also kind of a philistine 😉

    @ Conal – now I’m really confused…

  15. cash Says:

    Those were the dark days of arts degree life.

    You’d be surprised at the paper in the argos catalogue, it was less likely to block yer jacks than either news paper or the phone book. And wasn’t as harsh as you might think either.

    And, besides that was only for emergencies. As I’m sure ya know, when you wake up after copious amounts of Buckfast and Dutch Gold, an old coal sack would do.

  16. Denise Says:

    @ nu-erotic… Lol!

  17. Dolly Says:

    Ha turns out your on the lower end of the freak spectrum after all Eoin!

  18. Eoin Says:

    @ Dolly – well this is it. People are telling me I’m a freak of nature – turns out I’m not even at the Olympics…

  19. Elaine Says:

    Is the writer who wrote this article kind of like Jack Nicholson from As Good as It Gets because that’s what he comes across like in this article?

  20. tad Says:

    Jeezus, Eoin. Now this REALLY IS pornography. Pretty tricky, 2: 1st ya follow-up an attractive photo of 2 hot Oriental girls kissing … with what appears to be a pub review … sort of, then there’s that discussion about U not Bing able 2 buy TP in public — & then there’s the even-more-disgusting comments section, every single 1 of which I read….
    Keep it up, man. This is great stuff.
    Cheers! Or should I say Bottom’s Up? — TAD.

  21. Eoin Says:

    Thanks Tad!

    Oh and yes Elaine, that’s exactly what I’m like…

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