DIARY: Wedding rings alarm bells for writer pursuing Eurotunnel comment

Are you bothered by journalists badgering you at all hours of the day? Eurotunnel PR boss Dominic Fry has the answer.

Are you bothered by journalists badgering you at all hours of the day?

Eurotunnel PR boss Dominic Fry has the answer.



He was attending a friend’s wedding recently when his bleeper went off

during the crucial exchange of vows. Luckily it was in what he describes

tactfully as ‘vibrator mode’.



Fry reluctantly ducked out of the church and made for the nearest phone

box.



The caller turned out to be a journalist from the BBC who had received

angry calls from punters waiting for the delayed Le Shuttle and was

demanding answers.



Fry listened to talk of disaster and Eurotunnel cock-ups without

uttering a word and then held the phone up to the peal of bells coming

from the church. ‘Oh my God, I’m sorry, it’s not your wedding is it?’

said the horrified hack.



A bemused Fry asked the caller to repeat the question, but she seemed to

have temporarily forgotten her line of inquiry. ‘It doesn’t matter,’ she

said hastily and rang off.



Fry is convinced the idea has marketing potential. ‘You could make tapes

of church bells, ambulance sirens or passionate lovemaking to disconcert

even the most seasoned journalist.’



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