Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Top new gadget action!
Another long day today and into the office for half seven to bang out a few emails and see to this and that before driving a hundred odd miles to attend a rather jolly afternoon Awards do for the industry in which I remain another 2 weeks. Lucky with the weather and pre-lunch drinks were served on a sunny lawn affording a decent view of rather a lot of summer dresses and what have you. Every one was pretending to spot people from other firms but it was a total sham; men checking out women, women checking out men, and mixtures thereof! I don't know why people pretend.
Anyhow, my firm did well and had a clutch of gongs, including a woman I work with, and rather like bagging a Gold award for her department in our store in Devon. Hurrah! Prizes doled out by Mark Ramprakash who seemed an urbane fellow.
As the usual awards hoo-haa unfolded to the unimaginative 'Simply the Best' soundtrack, the chap on the mic' threw in the usual enticement of the Awards Do goodie bag, telling us there was a gadget worth thirty pounds (sixty dollars) in the bag this year. Cool! Maybe it would be an MP3 player or a budget end diggie cam'! I have been to a handful of these events and indeed I have organised the goodie bag a stack of times. Good gear = good retention of key facts; that's the rules.
Imagine my top smart delight at getting THIS, and imagine the poor m*****f****r who had to pack 300 of them into bags!
One should be grateful of course, and someone will find a use for it I suppose! Let me know if you want it and I'll Blog it to you.