119-121 Brent Street
London NW4 2DX
427 Beechdale Road
Nottingham NG8 3LF
B.O.G.O.F.* week continues with another nice couple, in a line of business not far removed from Mr and Mrs Crusty.
Given their relative locations in London and Nottingham, I wonder whether Mr and Mrs Baker have become estranged and separated over time, perhaps owing to the pressures of being a dual-income family. However, it’s nicer to think of this being a romance across the miles.
A review of Mr Baker on the Qype website certainly suggests that the Bakers are a strong family unit and have even considered adopting one of Mr Baker's customers:
Mr Baker is a very family-orientated company which I visit very regularly. The staff are very friendly and, as I have just recently moved to the area, I already feel like part of the Mr Baker family.
Of course, ‘Baker’ is one of those surnames that originates in an occupation but has since become more widespread. Names like Smith, Butcher, Miller and Cooper have a similar lineage.
It’s interesting how the occupations of our forebears have come to define us in this way, even though a present-day Mr Smith might be a management consultant and Mrs Butcher might be a Human Resources Executive. I like the way the ‘Mr’ branding device reasserts that close link between a person and the job they do.
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