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Ringo

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If such a thing happened to me, in my office, I would literally tell them to fuck off.
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Thorn Davis

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If such a thing happened in my office everyone would tell them to fuck off. If it happened twice, I think people would start to consider handing in their notice.
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Kanye West
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my rules are:

1. Never give money to anybody for anything
2. Only ever write "all the best" in any card.

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Kanye West
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actually I might start writing LOL in every card too.
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Abby
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I know, I know...it is totally metal. I was so stunned I just kind of folded without thinking it through. Plus I have been a bit mental/cranky/non-team-player-ish recently, so I am trying not to be too conspicuous in my misanthropy. I did manage to avoid going along to be present at the ceremonial giving of whatever it was by fabricating an emergency.
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Black Mask

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quote:
Originally posted by Abby:
I did manage to avoid going along to be present at the ceremonial giving of whatever it was by fabricating an emergency.

Big mistake. You should've had a front row spot. Done a bit of mental arithmetic... "There is no fucking WAY that bunch of flowers cost £252!"

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Cherry In Hove
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I like to sign leaving cards of people I have never spoken to with a overly gushy message of how much I'm going to miss them. I don't like to give money for any leaving presents though.
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Waynster

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I have had in my time a lot of different jobs, and can only three times recall ever getting a leaving card and a present, and two of those were clients of the parent company thanking me for a short 3 months.

Guess I must be a **** then....

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Darryn.R
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Guy in my office got married last week, I signed his card "Happy Birthday"

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my own brother a god dam shit sucking vampire!!! you wait till mum finds out buddy!


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Kanye West
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That's Darryn!!!!!
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MiscellaneousFiles

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I got guilted into sponsoring some fucking colleague's kid a while ago. Of course he went round all the management types first, so the top of the sponsorship form was all £50, £20, etc. I ended up giving the kid a fiver, for no apparent reason.

I guess I felt a bit guilty because some rather unnecessary anti-German comments once slipped out of my mouth when I was talking to him. I mean he didn't say anything, but I later sat next to him and his quite obviously German wife at the Christmas lunch. I don't think I got away with it. I'm still pretty angry with myself for going along with that though. I could've bought a packet of DulcoEase, or had 50 goes on a fruit machine at the pier with that money.

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Kanye West
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lunch yesterday was crisps.
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MiscellaneousFiles

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quote:
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lunch yesterday was crisps.

Roast chicken flavour?
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Kanye West
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yes
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Kanye West
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today i have had

  • coffee
  • Paramol
  • coke
  • bacon and egg roll

haven't even started thinking about lunch yet. Looking forward to seeing what other clubbers are going to eat in the next couple of hours.

[ 03.03.2010, 06:47: Message edited by: Kanye West ]

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Thorn Davis

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I had a pate sandwich, with some lettuce in it. I mean. It was part of my lunch that I re-purposed as a mid-morning snack.
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Thorn Davis

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Also, Benway appears to have a similar diet to an overweight Hollywood comedian who's about to die.
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Kanye West
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thanks for kicking us off today, thorn.
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Kanye West
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lunch will probably be 'ludes, administering a blowjob, and defibrillation

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Cherry In Hove
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Eaten nothing today obviously as mornings are just for black coffee. Might have a salad at lunch.
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MiscellaneousFiles

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I'm tempted by a crusty half baguette stuffed with chicken in some sort of gooey sauce from local sandwich shop, Pierre's. Minted Chicken is my favourite. Unfortunately this sandwich is not very easy to eat. They put way too much filling in, and the sauce is rarely viscous enough to remain in its bready enclosure. The freshly baked bread tends to splinter into potentially mouth-shredding shards which are difficult to avoid whilst also trying to outwit the creamy outflow from sandwich base.

On balance, I'll probably get something more manageable and boring from M&S.

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Ringo

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First food of the day - Chicken soup. I may have to double soup today as my dinner is going to be a late one and I've only got some nik naks and an apple otherwise.

I've discovered that if I go from a 'yellow' to a 'red' soup (i.e. cream of vegetable followed by minestrone) I can double soup without cleaning the mug inbetween. If I go the other way it doesn't work out so good.

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MiscellaneousFiles

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quote:
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nik naks

Nice 'n' Spicy flavour?
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Ringo

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You better believe it!
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Kanye West
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i have never had a cup'o'soup or whatever they are called.
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Kanye West
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cuppa soup
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cup a soup.
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Thorn Davis

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I used to have them when I was at university. I used to work better when I had a hot drink to hand, and cup-a-soups were a useful alternative to drinking 15 mugs of coffee a day. Don't think I've had one since.
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Kanye West
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i do eat pot noodles when I'm coming down from a migraine though. Don't know why. Seems like the only food I can stomach.
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Ringo

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They used to be pretty horrible. All watery and flavourless. These days they're pretty nice though - very thick and tasty with crunchy crutons.

I use them as a sandwich alternative.

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Thorn Davis

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I had a horrible time at my course last night. Talking about branding. BMW. compare-the-meerkat(market).com. Awful. Awful. Someone said of BMW "It's a status symbol - if one of your neighbours had a Ford, and the other had a BMW, you'd want to hang out with the guy who had the BMW". Awful. I think the tutor really hated my fucking guts by the end.
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Ringo

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Those fucking meerkat adverts make me want to hurl the remote at the screen.

Did someone genuinely think that a person would be more likely to want to be friends with someone who owns a BMW than someone with a Ford? Like, genuinely and unironically?

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Thorn Davis

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I don't know about genuinely, but he said it without irony. A lot of people seem to approach the course in the same way they would school, so they tend to say what they think they should say. So we watched the BMW 'Joy' ad and people said it 'felt aspirational, inclusive' as opposed to 'massively patronising' or whatever.

I mean, there's an interesting discussion to be had about branding, especially where there's a distance between a brand message that gets repeated ad nauseum, and what people think about an advert or a brand. It's also a massive money-sink, so on a marketing course it's worth analysing it in depth, from as many perspectives as possible. But there was a horrible sense last night that if you criticise 'brand messages' you're somehow betraying the cause. Anyway. Basically it was three hours of me slagging off everything everyone said.

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Kanye West
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can you hire me when you set up your own ad agency? I reckon I'd be brilliant.
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Ringo

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I can't stand those 'joy' adverts. I don't see how they're about anything other than diverting attention away from what their cars really make, which is a load of pollution, not to mention bad drivers.

BMW are funny ones though because there seems to be a massive gulf between the things they show in adverts, and what really lies at the heart of their success - which is appealing to a specific demographic of aspiring lower-middle classers. Their cars are status symbols, but only in a very narrow and specific kind of way. It's like a symbol of social mobility. Owning a BMW (not counting the high end 'M' series ones) is basically about saying that you used to be lower middle class but now you've managed to get together some money and you can afford to spend on quality rather than something utilitarian like a Ford.

But none of this ever seems to factor into their marketing so there's some subtle doublethink going on in the minds of BMW owners where they think they're buying the cars for their emphasis on driving dynamics and their efficient, well built engines.

I think the person who said he's be more likely to want to hang out with a BMW owner probably falls right into that demographic.

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