What’s the weirdest task you have ever had to tackle in the name of
Bet it doesn’t come close to the embarrassment that Spec Communications’
account manager Fiona Hamann suffered last week for client BT cable TV
Services. Hamann was organising an event in Milton Keynes to coincide
with the screening of Only Fools and Horses on UK Gold, carried by BT’s
cable channel in Milton Keynes.
She had arranged for lookalikes of Del and Rodney to turn up, when the
ultimate challenge was delivered by BT. Deciding that they would get the
lookalikes to replay the famous ’blow-up doll’ scene, Hamann was charged
with finding suitable dolls. But not just any blow-up dolls - this,
apparently was to be a ’family event’ and so the dolls could not be seen
with any ’working orifices’.
Undeterred by this bizarre request, Hamann thought she had found a shop
in High Wycombe which would supply her with such suspect goods.
Unfortunately, once she had rung the place and uttered the immortal
words ’Hello, I’m trying get hold of two blow-up dolls with no working
orifices’, she was told she had got through to a pub, and was speaking
to a very amused landlord.