SHOPPERS were stunned when DIY store staff burst into a dance routine on the shopfloor.
A dozen workers from B&Q, at Tees Bay retail park in Hartlepool, took part in a company-wide ‘flash mob’ event that involved 330 stores.
A flash mob, like an example seen in recent mobile phone adverts, is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment.
That was the case at the store at 11.30am on Saturday, when employees assembled for a dance routine performed to the Black Eyed Peas hit I’ve Got A Feeling.
Customer David Measor, 39, from the Rift House area, who was shopping for a tile cutter, with his wife Nicola, 37, said: “I was quite impressed.
“When they started to dance, I thought ‘what the heck are they doing?’
“They did well and it brightened up my day.”
Katrina Drane, a customer advisor at the store who took part in the routine, said: “The dance was pretty easy to learn. “We weren’t embarrassed at all.”
The idea behind the event was to show how easy it is to learn a new skill, whether it is dancing or DIY.