The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Mobile Phones Are Dangerous!
July 27, 2006, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Comment

No, I’m not talking about the [alleged] cancer-inducing radiation they emit … nor am I going on about their [supposed] ability to crash a plane … and I’m not even referring to the Paris Hilton friendly colours they are coming in [that is NOT my phone by the way] … I am talking about how predictive text [and the speed of life ] can conspire to get you into a shitload of trouble.

To explain what I mean, I have to do abit of a ‘back-story’ …

For the last 6 weeks, I have been working on a massive presentation for a Japanese client of ours. They have asked me/us to fundamentally change their brand direction and this paper is the blueprint for their global board. Nothing too important then eh! 

So yesterday I was busy working away when I got an SMS from the client saying …  “Hello Robert. How Is The Presentation Going. Could I Have A Synopsis Of It?”.

Soooooo, in a moment of efficiency, I grabbed my phone and quickly tapped back … “All Good, I’m Sending The Preso Over Now”

However, because of stupid predictive text [and the fact my fingers are quicker than my eyes], instead of saying ‘PRESO’… it actually said ‘SPERM’ and I only realised as my soddin’, stupid phone happily said, ‘Sending’.

Of course I tried to stop it, but it was to no avail so I immediately sent about 268 SMS’s apologising for saying, “All Good, I’m Sending The Sperm Over Now”

Luckily, if you’re a client of mine/ours, you expect the odd ‘interesting interaction’ [and it still isn’t as bad as vomiting all over a clients desk on your first meeting – which my colleague did!!!] but for all you others out there, don’t let technology lull you into a false sense of security, it can have horrid ramifications.

Saying that, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Philips, Samsung and SONY Ericsson should all be greatful to me – if I was American, I would probably sue them for ‘causing undue distress’!


5 Comments

you forgot to say that me vomiting on the desk created a bond between me and the client that most agencies would sell their mothers for.

Comment by Andy

I hear that you’re flying the sperm over now. All the way to San Fran in Upper Class

… OK I’m just bored and dicking around on your blog because it will be quiet soon (*hopes comments will be open while Rob is away*)

Comment by Charles Frith

You are bored aren’t you Mr Frith …

And how can you say I’m 24/7 blogging when you’re the Barbara Cartland of blogs 🙂

Comment by Rob

Its all going to be a lot quieter on Punk for a week or two as I’ve got some ‘superstar’ blogging gig invites elsewhere that I haven’t told ya about yet 😉

Comment by Charles Frith

I’ll probably see you on the plane then – you know, doing snifters while I watch the air hostesses zooming around their poles!

Comment by Rob




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