Fiction Friday: Are You Being Served?/Keeping Up Appearances Crossover

Hyacinth at Grace Brothers



Hyacinth Bucket (Bouquet!) keeps hearing her name at Grace Brothers.

Hyacinth Bucket, who always insisted her surname was pronounced “Bouquet”, walked into Grace Brothers to do some shopping.
“Captain Peacock, are you free?” she heard a woman with her hair dyed blue ask the floorwalker.
“At the moment, Mrs. Slocombe.”
“We have some more people looking for Hyacinth Bouquet.”
Hyacinth wondered who, in this department store, could be looking for her.
“Whoever they are,” she thought to herself, “at least they are pronouncing the name correctly.”
“Yes,” said Captain Peacock, “Hyacinth Bouquet has far exceded our expectations.”
Hyacinth was becoming just slightly puzzled. What expectations did Grace Brothers have of her?
Mrs. Slocombe nodded in agreement. “Putting Hyacinth Bouquet on display was the best thing we ever did.”
“On display?” Hyacinth thought. “Nobody, but nobody, puts me on display. There must be some imposter using my name.”
She approached Captain Peacock and Mrs. Slocombe.
“Excuse me,” she said,”but I am looking for this so-called Hyacinth Bouquet.”
“Certainly, Madam,” Captain Peacock answered. “You’ll find Hyacinth Bouquet right over there.”
“Thank you,” said Hyacinth. She walked in the direction Captain Peacock had indicated. And then she saw, on display on a counter, several bottles of perfume labeled

“Hyacinth Bouquet”.

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