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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Wednesday, January 11

A $128 hoodie

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good morning - today’s header is of Tottenham youngster Jamie Donley!

We sure have had a past couple of days recounting fitzie’s saturday. We saw a bird eat a worm mid-afternoon, your hoddler-in-chief freaking out when a stranger sneezed on his face. And now, the final act of our saturday trilogy.

Welcome to Lululemon, a place where “athleisure” meets extortionate prices.

It feels wrong, if grossly entitled, to moan about returning a Christmas present from Lululemon that I did not ask for. The gifter meant well, but athleisure isn’t really my thing.

Does it make me a hypocrite that I wear their running shorts all the time (though never bought a pair myself)? Answer in the comment section below!

This was my first time inside a Lululemon. I don’t want to be in there as someone whose salary is likely well below the median shopper’s. So I wanted a gift card.

“We don’t do gift cards. You have to exchange for an item in-store,” your HIC paraphrases the store clerk who is not at fault here in this story. I find out that those relaxed athleisure trousers cost an eye-watering $119. I feel disgusting typing that.

Your HIC, perturbed, pores through the racks and racks of muted yoga wear. And not a purple in sight!

I must say I’ve never seen such boring looking clothes in my life.

So I look at the running shorts - $70!! Insane. I’m not going to spend that sum on a pair of running shorts. And how would I even get running shorts and something else without paying an additional fortune?

Fine, I’ll look through the t-shirts - $78! A long-sleeve one with a hood cost an additional $40.

So I go through the socks ... $14 for a single pair! How do folks come out of this place with multiple bags?

I feel the pressure.

I hate the idea of purchasing a $128 hoodie, I really do. I’ve never bought a hoodie that expensive before. Definitely won’t again.

So I exit the store spending an additional $10 on a hoodie from Lululemon that doesn’t look that different from a $20 hoodie one can purchase from Old Navy.

Again, I understand how entitled this hoddle comes across. Lululemon is not my store. And I hope I never step inside one again.

Fitzie’s track of the day: This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody), by Talking Heads

And now for your links:

Hugo Lloris does not seem to appreciate Emi Martinez’s penalty antics

Coventry City confirm club’s new majority owner

Charlton knocked out of Carabao Cup

FFF chief urged to step down over Zinedine Zidane comments