Ye will be severely missed. Especially now that the post-Christmas sales are on and I'd love to spend all my Christmas money on you.
Those of you not from the UK and haven't heard the news, all Borders shops across Britain were closed last week after the company went bust.
It was so strange walking past the Cardiff branch last week on my way to work.
Every day the posters on the windows screamed something new: "6 DAYS LEFT! UP TO 30% OFF!" "4 DAYS LEFT! 50% OFF!" "LAST DAY! 90% OFF! ALL FURNITURE FOR SALE!"
That's right. Even the shelves, chairs, and tables were being carted out by customers.
I popped in there one day last week to have a quick look around. It was manic! Everyone had gone nuts and all the books, DVDs, and CDs were in complete disarray.
Perhaps worst of all was the staff. They didn't bother to tidy or organise anything. Why should they?
I asked one staff member where the religion section was. He didn't even look at me. Just said, in a disinterested tone, "Should be upstairs if there's anything left."
I asked two boys at the till what would happen to them once the shop closed down. One said bitterly, "Nothing. We're on the dole for Christmas." The other attempted a light-hearted joke by saying, "I'm going to sell all my stuff and join a cult."
As sad as I am about not being able to go into my favourite place to buy books at bargain prices, I really do feel for the Borders staff. No-one deserves to lose their job on the 23rd December.
Especially when (having had personal experience with this) all jobs that start at the beginning of January would have already been interviewed for in late November/early December.
I hope they're okay and have friends and families there for them.
Months ago, Gordon Brown said the recession was officially over. What a joke.