Weird Aunty Mildred – the little shop of horrors you never knew you needed!
Here at Watkykjy, we like to celebrate those peeps who like to think outside the box, but more importantly, we liketo see how they truly enjoy what they and thrive. It takes groot ballas to finally take that leap of faith and just say “Fuck it, I’m gonna do it!” and then go for it. When I saw one of my tjommies started posting creepy itmes for sale on Facebook, I asked him to please tell our readers more about it, because I’m pretty sure there is a healthy percentage of weird fuck nuts who visit this website and who will be into what Graf and Jacqui has to offer. Please read their story and support local. They’ve done absolutely everything 100% themselves from the ground up and even built their own online shop from scratch, learning as they go along.
Everyone knows at least one person that is weird as fuck. If you’re like me, you probably know quite a few, and if you can’t think of any, then congratulations: the weirdo is you.
These are people that cultivate indignation among the hyper righteous, and in the mainstream, a strong sense of what the fuck.
They make the world fun.
Some have a deliciously dark sense of humour, and there are those that love music that you won’t find on the radio. It might be really scary movies and books that make their black hearts happy, or dressing in ways that make them unapologetically, them. These souls are everywhere and are the reason that Stephen King became one of the best selling authors of all time. It is also the reason why the Halloween/horror industry is a multimillion dollar machine that is growing so fast, it hurts the brain.
Now, while this vast population of the peculiar comes in many different shapes and sizes, the one thing that unites them all, is the struggle to find things that they like. We all know how awesome it is to give or receive a really cool gift. Not necessarily expensive, but something that is 100% thoughtful and just right. I mean, all presents are lekker, but something from another person that says “I saw this, and immediately thought of you” just hits different. And for these oddballs, this is something that doesn’t happen often. In the past you could maybe get away with a CD, or something funny from Big Blue, but it wasn’t great and it wasn’t really unique. Which brings me neatly to the point of my girlfriend’s new online shop: Weird Aunty Mildred.
Opened two weeks ago, Jacqui – who has decades of experience as a recognised and well loved crazy person – is looking to create a name that becomes synonymous with the bizarre and unusual. It’s her ambition that even non-customers will at some point know about “that place where they sell the weird things” and have it in the back of their mind when the day rolls around that they might need a Halloween centerpiece or a very strange baby shower gift. As I said, everyone knows someone.
As for me, I’ve been creating things since I was a kid. My parents wouldn’t buy me the deadly weapons I wanted in primary school and so, to everyone’s horror, I figured out how to build them myself. Very effectively too. I ended up at Pretoria Academic Hospital making artificial arms and legs after matric, and then as a prop builder at the State Theater where I learned under the watchful eye of some of the best names in the business. At Weird Aunty Mildred, I’m the silent psychopath at the back. Mutilating and melting children’s toys like a kind of Leatherface, but just fatter.
Between Jacqui’s highly professional, friendly personality and our unique merchandise, we are in a great position to offer customers something that one doesn’t really see much of anymore. A pleasant and super easy shopping experience.
We’d love you to come and have a look around. So next time you have a gap, grab a coffee, click on the link and have yourself a bit of a browse. Perhaps even share with that weird nephew that collects snakes or the goth chick at work, but always remember, when it comes to weird shit…
Aunt Millie’s got you 🖤
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