28 November 2006

More Red faces...

So, you've soaked yourself to the skin getting to the Post Office to pay for a piece of crappy post that some idiot has forgotten to put a stamp on and, just when you think it couldn't get any worse, you arrive late at work only to find that some divvies from the very same PR company representing the very same client have camped outside your office to create a bloody awful racket.

Read all about it here.

12 comments:

Iain said...

Fair play to them, they did apologise afterwards.

Anonymous said...

fair play to Tony Blair as well - he just apologised for the slave trade. Doesn't mean it was a good idea...

Iain said...

OL, I laughed at that but it's a tad OTT to compare the slave trade to this.

BTW Blair didn't fully apologise, possibly to forestall compensation claims. If that happens I'm taking action over the Highland Clearances...

martin brindley said...

the things thought up by some of my PR industry colleagues just depresses me...

Editor said...

Clearly, although pissing a few people off, they have achieved something through this activity...

Anonymous said...

I would sue the French for 1066 and beyond. Also, as I have Irish ancestry too, I will sue the British for the potato famine.

Anonymous said...

Iain - you're right, the comparison with the slave trade was a bit OTT, but it was the only comparison I could think of before 9am... ;)

Martin - if these people are your 'colleagues' then you must share some of the blame....

Anonymous said...

To be fair to both Red and Nokia, both companies have apologised profusely. Apparently the loudhailer was not supposed to be used on the street.

Part of the reason it was particularly glaling is that a loud, monotonous London Tour guide stands in exactly the same place most days and drones on and on at a bunch of tourists. :)

Anonymous said...

>>"Part of the reason it was particularly glaling is that a loud, monotonous London Tour guide stands in exactly the same place most days and drones on and on at a bunch of tourists. :) ">>

But at least the tour guide is saying something interesting... ;)

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should hire the 'don't be a sinner, be a winner' guy from Oxford Street. He rocked up at Hammersmith recently too. You know the religious fruitcake of whom I speak...

martin brindley said...

i meant colleagues in the 'we're all one big happy PR family' rather than literally we work for the same company

Anonymous said...

<<"i meant colleagues in the 'we're all one big happy PR family' rather than literally we work for the same company">>

no worries Martin - I was being facetious, or something... ;)

Anyway, if we're all 'one big happy family' - does that mean we can all come round to your place for christmas dinner..??