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
Guess Who World Cup Finals
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!!
Four seasons for 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!
Reebok: The Reply
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!
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!
Adidas - The one-footed reply
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!!)
Adidas, can you help my one footed friend?
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!
My Adopted Squirrel
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!
Do W3C know what a div tag really means?
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??
Food standard agency toad hunt
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...?
Thrifty van Rental
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?
Firezza slices the competition
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!
I rate you iTunes!
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!!
Apology to Swindon
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.
*Mystery HMV Shopper
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!
*Frank Skinner, Queen!
On a weekend away in Denmark, the last thing I expected was to find that Frank Skinner is Queen of Denmark!
Batchelors Super Noodles
Some things are certainly worth knowing, and I put the super power of Batchelors Super Noodles in that list!
McDonalds fancy dress?
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!
Liverpool FC's next manager?
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!
Sainsbury's loud sandwiches
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!
*PG Tips world record?
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!
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.
*KP Hula Hoops
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!
*Cadbury's animal crackers
Did you ever get a chocolate covered animal biscuit and wonder what it was? No? just me then...