Meet Quadrant Twins, Dave and Simon

5th June 2024

๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ, ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผโ€™๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ (๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜) ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

We caught up with them to find out what itโ€™s like in their shoesโ€ฆ

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ?

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œIโ€™ve been a retail manager, for about thirty years. I worked in various roles, before having my own vape shop in Sketty for 15 years, so this was good progression and my partner was pregnant at the time, so Iโ€™ve been here now since December 2023.

โ€œI then talked to Chris about Simon getting a job here.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œIโ€™ve worked in security for about 12 years, including at the NHS and Cefn Coed, before I came here. Those were all night shift roles, and this is working in the daylight so Iโ€™m really enjoying it. I like interacting with customers, walking around, and the teamโ€™s great.

โ€œThis isnโ€™t the first time weโ€™ve worked together though. We worked together for Ty Hafan, Dave was the store manager and I was a volunteer.โ€

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œAnd our first job when we were 15, we were kitchen assistants and waiters in the same hotel, so weโ€™ve always found our way back to each other somehow.โ€

๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด?

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œLike any brothers, we have our moments, but we do get along.

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œWhen we were younger, we always used to play tricks and dress the same, so everyone thought we were the same person, and that we would do the job twice as fast as everybody else.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œWhich got us more tips then! People would think, โ€œOh, that guy’s working really hard!โ€

โ€œWe do have different personalities though, like a ying-yang a lot of the time.โ€

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ?

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œWell, I’ve got five kids, so I don’t have any time for hobbies but if I did have time, Iโ€™d probably go to the gym and listen to music for some peace and quiet!โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œIโ€™ve got five nieces, and we all live in the same house, so it’s pretty much the same! They know how to get stuff out their Uncle Simon, I love taking the girls shopping. And besides that, I do a lot of computer games, computer repairs, the geeky stuff.โ€

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป-๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ?

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œTwin-sense is very real. Once I got attacked, and without knowing anything, Dave turned up at the scene.โ€

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œI was just chilling, and I had a very big sense of dread and foreboding kind of thing. And I went running down the Kingsway, to see what’s going on, and there were police and ambulance at the exact location where Simon was attacked.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œAnd obviously we finish each other’s sentences. Thatโ€™s a big thing. I think something and then he says it! Itโ€™s the type of thing that people think is an amazing superpower but then when it actually happens you’re like, โ€œGet out of my head, what you doing in there?โ€

๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป?

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œSome people think you have to go pee at the same time.โ€

๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป: โ€œOr if I pinch you, is your brother going to feel it?โ€

๐——๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ: โ€œWe met King Charles once and he asked all the clichรฉ questions too!โ€