Residents in Edmonton have come up with another way to keep warm during cold, harsh, hockey-less Canadian winter. It's more the hockey-less bit that has had Canadian running to local sex shops in search of entertainment. That's according to Vinay Morker, owner of the Hush Lingerie and More boutique, who told the Toronto Sun:
We’d be gearing up for (NHL hockey) now but there’s nothing so I guess we need to find some better ways to spend our time!
Morker, who describes himself as a big fan of the Edmonton Oilers, is no fan of the lockout — which has already canceled 327 games so far this season — despite what it's doing for his revenues. His store in South Edmonton saw a 15 percent increase in sales for the month of October, which Morker is attributing to the lockout:
When Oilers fans, mostly guys, have to break their routine of seeing every game, they have more time, and there’s nothing better than spending it with your spouse or girlfriend.
Morker goes on to to tell the Sun that the increase in sales has come in sex toys, lingerie and books, such as the famous Kama Sutra.
Across town, Hal Rosenberg, owner of the Tease Boutique, is seeing his profits swell too thanks to greedy NHL owners and players:
I suppose that’s one of the other reasons it’s as busy as it is, there’s no hockey.