Hehehe … it is our symbol! She must surely be the most photographed cow in the world! It was all coincidence. Vicente Grimalt in one of his many trips around the world saw a show where there were more animals but fixed on the cow. So we bought a cow and put her in the door of a shop. It was very successful so we put a cow on the door of each store!”Unknown (and probably lost in translation)
tenerife – day 9
If you’ve been to Spain (or Portugal) you will know ALE-HOP. If you haven’t been to Spain (or Portugal), I’ll do my best to describe. ALE-HOP sells stuff. Lots of stuff. Miniature games, fridge magnets, bottles with blank notes in them, plastic dinosaurs, USB cables, Bluetooth speakers, watches, notebooks, diaries, planners, hats, scarves, lamps, slippers, pens and crayons, to name just a very few.
ALE-HOP stores have this plastic cow outside at the entrance. It’s their thing, their ‘trademark’. But here’s the big question that this trip to Tenerife has thrown up….
WHY DO SOME STORES HAVE TWO COWS?
BUT MORE WORRYING, WHY DO SOME STORES HAVE THREE?
Sure, you can worry about energy bills and how Liz Truss and her circus have fucked up the UK economy, but the cow question needs answering.