Like most heterosexual males, I receive a weekly newsletter from Bed Bath and Beyond. Recently in that newsletter I saw an add for a wall mural depicting a half dozen scenes from the United Kingdom. Doubledecker buses, bulldogs, Union Jacks etc. Self, I thought to myself, don't I need this?
The answer is no, I don't. To a large extent decorating in a guy's apartment is pretty counterproductive. I hardly notice the decorations that I buy, so they're not really attaining much value. And although the argument could be made that girls would notice the decorations and raise their esteem of the flat's occupant(s) I don't really believe that.
In my particular case, I doubly didn't need the mural because I have a bunch of South African stuff that I have never hung up; it's just sitting in my closet. And I have a lot of Japanese/Chinese stuff that I have previously hung up, but is currently sitting in my closet. Adding British stuff to the mix, that will almost certainly spend some, if not all, its time in my closet, just isn't cost effective.
YET, I decided I wanted it. So of course, it went out of stock. Which then led me on a search for new British paraphenalia that I could put in my closet. The top contenders are included below. Vote for one, or more importantly, vote that I be sensible and not buy one.