I passed a Ladbrokes and wondered when it was that their shops were opened up to view. It used to be that the windows were screened so the inside could not be seen from the street.
I don’t use betting shops so the change could have happened years ago or months ago for all I would know.
I wonder why the change though? Did the betting industry think the sight would look so attractive it would recruit new gamblers? How could they not realise they look as joyful as a doctors waiting room?
I think they should go back to screening the windows again. I think the sad and lonely deserve their privacy.
The Bible says that hope disappointed makes the heart sick. That is what I think of when I look in there.