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

The Majesty And Horror Of An Inappropriate Reaction!
October 19, 2007, 4:35 pm
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Whilst I could of used any number of examples featuring my friends, my colleagues, my business partners or errrrrrm, me … I feel this clip demonstrates the point I’m trying to make the most beautifully. [Thank you my dear Marcus]

Any stories any one out there fancies telling me/us about?

Don’t worry, you can be sure as hell it won’t be as embarrasing as this. 🙂

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I’ll start it off with an example that happened to a friend of mine [that is not ‘code’ for me] which is one of the greatest inappropriate comments EVER]

This ‘friend’ was working at BBH when they first won the Audi account.

To get briefed on the business, all the guys went to Audi’s head office in Germany and after making the usual pleasantries, they sat down at this big table in the car manufacturers ultra-futuristic boardroom.

As the presentation was about to start, one of the Audi execs flicked a switch and these steel blinds slowly came down over each window to block out the light.

At that exact moment, one of the BBH team leant over to my mate and in his thick, Northern English accent say’s …

“Eeeeee, I think I can smell gasssss”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the guys version of ‘whisper’ was like a Boeing 747 so everyone in the room heard it even though amazingly, they pretended not to.

For the next 3 hours this guy was convinceed he was going to be sacked as soon as he left the building and while he got extremely bollocked, he stayed on – and he must of done something right because despite one of the most inappropriate reactions EVER, BBH still have the Audi business.

Who wants to beat that then …

Comment by Robert

what about the planning guy who got pissed on strepsils then spent 20 minutes cackling like mutley from wacky races while he drew a less than flattering picture of the very client he was in a meeting with? or theres the one where a planning guy told a client who was waiting for his first child to be born to “give your wife my best, i know i did”. do they count? do people realise what i have to put up with? im jetlagged which means im fucked off which means everyone is going to have a really fucking bad day. hello and goodbye blog mob.

Comment by andy@cynic

Andy, eat a sausage, take a prozac, drink a beer at stop winging like some fucked up yuppie.

Comment by Marcus

what do you think got me in this mood in the first fucking place.

Comment by andy@cynic

and for fucks sake, learn to spell 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

Was it a bad sausage, prozac and beer Andy?

Comment by Bazza

I’ll learn to fucking well spell when you find the “shift” key on your keyboard.

Comment by Marcus

Woah, Bazza. Careful.

Comment by Marcus

dont you start you lucky little toad. remember im still your boss for another 7 painful weeks.

Comment by andy@cynic

Told you Baaza.

Comment by Marcus

how do you think i got to be a fat fuck brown, i dont shift for anything or anyone. hang on, did i say i was a fat fuck, i meant well built.

Comment by andy@cynic

No, fat fuck is better.

Comment by Marcus

Good point oh masterful and insightful one 🙂

Comment by Bazza

thanks for that mr shed dwelling dyslexic 🙂

Comment by andy@cynic

im going, i cant fuck around on this blog all day, ive got clients to fuck around with all day.

Comment by andy@cynic

yuo nca jsut og dan cfuk ffo hcubby.

Comment by Marcus

gold star brown, now fuck off back to your shed and slap some creosote around the place.

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Comment by Marcus

If it was inappropriate commenting both Andy and Marcus would have a big gold star right now.

Comment by Rob Mortimer

andy, marcus – get a room!

Comment by lauren

Its a great video. Reminds me of the time I was moderating a focus group and they started to laugh at me; couldn’t take me seriously, the more sophisticated the question, the more they sniggered. I’d taken an emergency natural break during the group and unaware, managed to ‘splash’ my good self in the process. Yep HHCL days 🙂

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