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

I Am Doctor Doolittle …
August 23, 2021, 8:00 am
Filed under: Advertising, Agency Culture, Attitude & Aptitude, Colenso, Comment, Creativity, Culture

So I’ve been at Colenso for a few months now and I think things are going OK.

Sure, there’s some stuff I – and we – need to sort out, but I’m enjoying it and as far as I can tell, they’re tolerating me with the sort of laid-back attitude, New Zealand is famous for.

That said, there is one guy who has made an extra-big impression on me.

His name is Daine.

He’s a good person who – like everyone here – wants to do great work.

But when you meet him for the first time, there’s one thing you notice about him above all other things …

He’s also 6 foot 8.


Now of course he has probably had people commenting on this his whole life, which is why I chose not to.

Instead I decided to show him.

Over the past few months, I’ve been capturing his height in a range of ways … from calling him Mr Giraffe, to littering my instagram feed with photos that capture his head-in-the-cloud tallness, like the one at the top of this post.

I know, kind eh?!

Amazingly, he hasn’t punched me in the face [yet] but I cannot tell you how proud I was of him when, having decided to annoy him further by sending him a Facebook ‘friend’ request – I immediately received the following as a text message.

Daine. you might belong in the animal kingdom, but I’m glad you’re in my zoo.


PS: To any HR or lawyers reading this. Breaaaaaathe … I can assure you Daine gives as good as he gets. Well, he gives less than he gets, but it’s not for lack of trying.

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Props to Daine for not punching down.

Comment by John


Comment by George

Mad props.

Comment by John

fucks sake daine, tread on the fucker with your enormous giraffe feet.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s some genius back-handed support you’ve given him. Haha.

Comment by Rob

An incredible talent.

Comment by George

i know i have and you fuckers have been living off it for fucking years.

Comment by andy@cynic

I like Daine.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Always charming people Robert.

Comment by Lee Hill

Somehow people still like him. I remember an occasion where Robert was very rude to you but you continue to support him. It is a magic power. Or hypnotism.

Comment by George


Comment by andy@cynic

A day that will go down in infamy.

Comment by Pete

yet the jammy fuck still got freebies. its fucking sick.

Comment by andy@cynic

Lee’s playing a very long gmae.

Comment by John

That was literally 18 years ago.


Comment by Rob

you just have to fuck one sheep to be known as a sheep shagger for the rest of your life campbell. and what a fucking coincidence youre in the land of sheep.

Comment by andy@cynic

I thought I’d pop by to see if all was well in Campbell land and if anything had changed.

Same old, same old, I see.

Hope you’re all well. X

Comment by Marcus

More things change, the more they stay the same.

Funny you should pop by though, I’ve just written a post about you for a few weeks time. Hope you’re good matey.

Comment by Rob

All good here, Robert. Would be marvellous if you read your Twitter DMs x

Comment by Marcus

you fuck off for years then come back like a shit hollywood war movie then expect a hero welcome. like your fucking work.

Comment by andy@cynic

Andrew, I haven’t fucked off anywhere. I’m always here, lurking. And as with the A-Team, I never expect a heroes welcome. Hope you’re well, Sausage.

Comment by Marcus

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