Marc Musgrove, account manager at London hi-tech PR firm Banner is
a keen canoeist who’s aquatic experiences in Nepal have been reported on
this page before. However, the mountains of Asia hold little terror
compared to the still waters of the Thames.
After a recent early morning paddle near Hurley in Surrey Musgrove
contrived to lose his car keys. He proceeded to spend half an hour on
his knees in the car park thinking he’d dropped them on land, before
realising they must be in the water.
Then followed a lengthy couple of hours hunting for a call box and
waiting for the AA while shivering in a figure-hugging wetsuit.
Eventually the man from the AA turned up to open the car but apparently
didn’t make a good job of things. ’He ripped the entire car apart,’
Musgrove finally made it into the office at 1.30 pm having missed a key
client meeting with representatives from JYRA Research. and escaped a
telling off because of the sheer bizarre nature of his excuse. ’He’s had
some stick, or should I say paddle, since,’ quips agency head Richard