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Are Irish DIY shops stocking up on Fifty Shades bondage props?

Get those cable ties before it’s too late.

Source: moviemaniacsDE/YouTube

NORMALLY A TRIP to the hardware store would be last on a list of sexy things to do.

Unless you’re masking tape connoisseur Christian Grey of the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey, who likes to stock up on cable ties, rope and other DIY items for his bedroom pursuits.

With the film coming out this weekend, one hardware chain is a little worried that it might be inundated with requests for Grey’s favourite items.

B&Q sent out a memo to staff telling them to prepare for a rise in demand for rope, cable ties and tape, the Telegraph reports.

The kind-hearted chain has even supplied copies of the erotic novel so that staff can brief themselves on the sexual potential of DIY material.

But what about in Ireland?

50 shades hardware Source: YouTube

When we asked if the memo also applied to B&Q Ireland, the company told us:

B&Q remains committed to serving our customers in all their DIY needs and we strive to prepare our staff for any enquiry. Customer satisfaction is always our number one priority.

But if the other Irish stores we spoke to are anything to go by, not all of them are stocking up to satisfy people’s post-Fifty Shades bedroom desires.

Expert Hardware has 45 stores in Ireland, but according to its spokesperson, it won’t be sending out a memo similar to B&Q’s.

“We have regular meetings and we haven’t had any feedback [on the film],” said the spokesperson.

At Arro’s head office, the staff member said they were not warning staff of the possibility of extra requests, “not that I know of”, though she was familiar with the hardware scene in question.

“Oh, I remember that bit,” she said when TheJournal.ie described what Christian Grey was stocking up on in the hardware store.

Woodies in Cork hadn’t heard of any memos going around their chain either.

So. If you do fancy a visit to the local DIY store for a spot of shopping after watching Fifty Shades of Grey , we’d advise you to be quick. Just in case.

Laters, baby.

- Aoife Barry, originally published on TheJournal.ie

Read: Jamie Dornan’s penis won’t be in Fifty Shades of Grey, and some people are very disappointed>

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