Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is the modern world

I was not *browsing* the Daily Mail online. I was not. I found this link while blog-skipping. What a brilliant story.

Girl orders taxi, gets cupboard

I'm mainly left wondering how someone of so little brain can have £180 lying around. I doubt the Daily Mail could shed much light on that.



Anonymous nuttycow said...

hahaha! Nice find. I shamelessly stole it :)

12:46 pm  
Anonymous Mister Wibble said...

Oh the youth of today. Tsk tsk.

12:52 pm  
Blogger Charlie said...

Do you know what? I don't believe them. Someone made that up.

She said: "All I want is your cheapest cab, innit. I need it for 10am. How much is it?"

No. No she didn't.

3:52 pm  
Blogger Charlie said...

Yeah, on further thought (and a bit of digging around), Displaysense made that up. Steve Whittle, their marketing man, seems to have a good supply of hapless customers -

Odd that neither the girl, nor the directory enquiries firm is mentioned. So who exactly related the alleged conversation between the girl and directory enquiries?

I expect no better of a marketing manager ("Roll up, roll up! Buy our shoddy tat!") or the Daily Mail ("Behold our nation's uneducated, illiterate youth!", but oh Joella, I expected more of you. (Shakes head ruefully.)

4:06 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

You did better digging around than I did (I did do a bit, but this just revealed that the Sun reported it too). And I did wonder how it was that the conversatin was so clearly reported. And I did check that it wasn't dated April 1. But then I decided that it might be true. And it *is* a brilliant story!

4:28 pm  
Blogger Charlie said...

I think it's possible to want it to be true just a bit too much. Certainly that'll be why the Mail and the Sun printed it. "The Barbarians are at the gates! Lock up your best china!"

So, do you find yourself suddenly and inexplicably drawn to the idea of buying a cabinet?

4:37 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

No. I may be embarrassingly gullible but I'm not stupid.

Now, where's my probiotic cholesterol reducing yoghurt drink?

10:59 pm  

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