28 November 2006

Red faces...

This morning, a journo found a slip on his doormat from the Royal Mail telling him that there was an item waiting for him with unpaid postage on it. What can you do? I mean, it might be something important...secret plans for poisoning people leaked from the FSB...Michael Grade's new contract...a Christmas hamper from Fortnums. So you trudge off down to the sorting office in the pissing rain to pay the postage and pick it up.

And what happens..? You pay £1.23 for a cruddy little invitation to the Nokia party next Wednesday because some numpty at Red forgot to put a stamp on the bloody envelope.

A one off? Not according to the Post Office clerk...he said there'd been loads of them this morning. Uh-oh.

That'll teach them for clashing with our very own Christmas Party...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

And if you want to believe those tech journalists based over in Soho:

“To whoever organised the angry shouty woman outside our office with the megaphone, screeching about how wonderful the latest Nokia mobile phone is. You deserve to have an annoying, screechy woman outside your place of work with a megaphone.

One of our staffers has just called the police. Honestly, it's sh*t advertising and we're all fed up with her and her dreadful yapping. You're annoying journalists at NatMags and VNU with it, to boot.

Grrr.”

Anonymous said...

I've clamed down a lot since yesterday, mind!

And Red has apologised very nicely to us, which does make a huge difference.

Vicki said...

We're sorry for causing disruption yesterday - the activity was taking place all over London but the loud speaker really wasn't supposed to be as loud it was - and as soon as we were asked to keep it quiet - we did.

Vicki said...

And on the post thing - turns out some invites didn't make it past the Royal Mail Sorting Office - most were delivered correctly but the franking on the black envelopes managed to fox some of London's posties into thinking it was unpaid post. Sorry if it's caused hassle for anyone - we'll of course be refunding you if you've had to pay to pick up your invite!

....the world's leading.... said...

Hello Vicky - welcome! Those stupid posties, eh? I knew it would be their fault...not spotting the balck ink on the black envelopes. Idiots.

And I fully appreciate the problem here..."the loud speaker really wasn't supposed to be as loud it was". I recently had to send back a vertigo-inducing high chair for a similar reason. You really would think they'd give these things a more descriptive name, wouldn't you?

vicki said...

We live and learn - next time I'll be franking the post myself...

....the world's leading.... said...

Quite...if you want a job doing well, do it yourself, eh? Don't, under any circumstances, trust it to one of the minions.

Can we presume that someone's spending their day making you tea?

Anonymous said...

that's the trouble with 'loudspeakers' - they have a really annoying tendency to amplify your voice.

next time, try using a piece of A4 rolled into a cone shape...