Letters from Vince
I used to work for a company that had a call centre, and have seen first hand some of the letters and abuse our poor staff received. The staff that have to respond are, on the whole, merely those in the firing line and not those that caused the problem in the first place.

So I aim to rectify this by sending silly stuff through the post in hope that it may raise at least a smile. The goal though is to receive a reply!

Linda Lovehandles requires cake

Giftware, sourcing your giftware needs

Giftware Index is one of our websites at work and recently a new chap, Sean, joined us. What better way to introduce him to the product and the company than an email...from Linda Lovehandles!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 05 December 2005 at 05:37PM
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Guess Who World Cup Finals

Guess Who, it's Hasbro!

I reckon I'm the king at Guess Who, so much so that I'm considering entering the Guess Who World Cup, if such an event exists! If not, do you fancy a game? Come on you big wuss! Bring it on!!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 22 November 2005 at 05:19PM
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Four seasons for little people?

Four Seasons, great for the little people

My sister-in-law to be works for the Four Seasons hotels, so I thought i'd send her a letter. I had to pretend to be Sheryl though, otherwise she'd know it was me!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 16 November 2005 at 01:32PM
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Reebok: The Reply

Reebok rock, no matter how many feet you have!

I love Reebok, they are now my favourite sportswear manufacturer and I recommend we all buy twenty three pairs of trainers from them right now!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 24 October 2005 at 06:59PM
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Hurricane Vince

Met Office - Great for weather!

Thanks to the marvellous Will Howat, I got to hear about Hurricane Vince. According to the www.livescience.com,

Hurricane Vince poses no immediate threat to the United States. In fact, by Monday morning it had degenerated into a tropical storm and was expected to become further disorganized.

Now that's the exactly sort of hurricane I'd choose for myself, if it was up to me, so I thought I'd write and thank the Met Office, just in case they had anything to do with it!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 20 October 2005 at 06:25PM
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Adidas - The one-footed reply

Adidas: Great for everyone! Including one-footed people

It was always the idea that sending marvellous letters to companies was to provoke a response, any response, but I have to admit I was disappointed with the reply to my letter to adidas.

But, let’s not be negative, I’ve decided to send the same letter to Nike, Reebok, Puma and any other footwear company that comes to mind! Let’s hope for a better response eh! (thanks for the reply though adidas! You’re the best!!)

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Authored by Vince Russell on 17 October 2005 at 08:16PM
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Adidas, can you help my one footed friend?

Adidas: Great for everyone! Including one-footed people

There are surely loads of of people out there that are devoid of a foot, I wonder if it's equal spread between people with only a left foot and people with only a right one.

But I want to bring both sets of footless wonders together, and I think Adidas are just the company to help!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 05 October 2005 at 07:09PM
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My Adopted Squirrel

Ahhh, the lovely Raquel!

My mum adopted a red squirrel for me for Christmas last year, her name is Raquel and she lives on Brownsea Island. I've never actually spoken to her on the phone as I don't have her number (the squirrel that is, not my mum), so I thought I'd send her a letter to let her know how things are!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 26 September 2005 at 06:42PM
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Do W3C know what a div tag really means?

DIV tags - Not what I think they are!

When I was at school, div meant something completely different that it does these days, but here we all are, using DIV in our HTML files.

What does this mean for the future eh? Will we all be using <mong> tags in the near future??

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Authored by Vince Russell on 29 June 2005 at 04:40PM
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Food standard agency toad hunt

Come on FSA, tell us the news on toad-in-the-hole! It's almost becoming an obsession now, for ages i've been trying to find out the origins of toad-in-the-hole, so time to go straight to the top, surely the Food Standards Agency know everything about food...?

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Authored by Vince Russell on 19 May 2005 at 01:39PM
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Thrifty van Rental

Thrifty van Rental! Just great!


Apparently, if you are treated well, you'll tell five people. If you're treated badly, you'll tell nine!

Does that mean I HAVE to tell five people?

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Authored by Vince Russell on 22 April 2005 at 01:53PM
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Firezza slices the competition

A slice of marvellousness every time! Pizza and playing games, what more could you ask for eh? Actually, what if playing with your food hadn't been banned in the great "Playing With Food, Don't" Bill of 1978.....

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Authored by Vince Russell on 14 December 2004 at 02:54PM
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WH Smiths? Place of dreams!

WH Smiths? Place of dreams!

I am a fan of WH Smith's, but not so much that I should be dreaming of them! Especially when I just end up getting into a ruck with one of the shop assistants!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 03 December 2004 at 09:31PM
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I rate you iTunes!

Apple iTunes rates high!

I always thought my music collection was pretty good, and I would have got away with it if it hadn't have been for that pesky iTunes!!



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Authored by Vince Russell on 02 December 2004 at 01:47PM
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Apology to Swindon

Swindon, I am very sorry!

For many years now, I've always thought and known of Swindon as the kind of town that's the punch line to many jokes, but I wonder if i'm being a little unfair. So I think it's about time that I apologised to every single Swindon resident!...

...but not in person, that'd take too long.

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Authored by Vince Russell on 17 September 2004 at 05:20PM
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*Mystery HMV Shopper

It's no mystery, HMV really is top dog!

I don't mind being bored, the stuff in my head will keep my entertained for ages. Sometimes, I even do what the little voices tell me!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 07 September 2004 at 12:51PM
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*Frank Skinner, Queen!

Queen Frank Skinner of Denmark!

On a weekend away in Denmark, the last thing I expected was to find that Frank Skinner is Queen of Denmark!




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Authored by Vince Russell on 23 August 2004 at 12:57PM
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Batchelors Super Noodles

Super Noodles are super!

Some things are certainly worth knowing, and I put the super power of Batchelors Super Noodles in that list!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 19 August 2004 at 01:36PM
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McDonalds fancy dress?

Old Mac Ronald had a cow, beefburger, beefburger, beefburger!

Seriously, people are getting sued left, right and centre. In this day and age it pays to take time to make sure everyone is happy with your plans!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 22 June 2004 at 07:00AM
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Liverpool FC's next manager?

You'll never walk alone....cause i'm stalking you!

Houllier was a good fella, even though I thought he looked a lot like Peter Sellers! So when he got the sack I wonder if I could be the next Liverpool boss! After all, look at my credentials!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 02 June 2004 at 07:00AM
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Sainsbury's loud sandwiches

Shhhhhhh!!

Honestly, I work in a quiet open plan office, so the last thing I need is to have to tell my food to keep it down a bit!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 14 May 2004 at 12:38PM
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*PG Tips world record?

And he's drinking PG PG PG!

I'm a big fan of tea and in our little work tea group, we wondered if we could set a new world record for cups drunk during a working day. Mind you, I wouldn't want any strange side effects like limbs dropping off, or piles!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 18 November 2003 at 07:00AM
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Guinness Mixers

Guinness makes my poo go black!

Some drinks just go so well together, Vodka and Redbull, Gina and Tonic, Lager and lemonade, etc. So we wondered if Guinness actually has a "partner in crime" so to speak. Maybe.

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Authored by Vince Russell on 06 November 2003 at 07:00AM
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*KP Hula Hoops

Hula hoops really are Hooptastic!

Hula Hoops used to have Hooptastic ideas on the back of the packets, so I thought i'd sent them a few of my own!

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Authored by Vince Russell on 24 October 2003 at 07:00AM
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*Cadbury's animal crackers

Cadbury's animals are just crackers!

Did you ever get a chocolate covered animal biscuit and wonder what it was? No? just me then...

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Authored by Vince Russell on 01 September 2003 at 07:00AM
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