Hey readers, apologies about the lack of posts recently. My computer had a virus, it’s not the first time it’s happened either, you think I’d be more careful.
Google’s Chrome is so quick that I’ve been surfing much more easily, and I guess, well one thing led to another and I clicked on something I shouldn’t have and bingo – caput. It’s almost as though the God’s of the Computer world were looking down on my last post and had decided that my editorial integrity was being called into question.
I actually got an email to my private Barry.Newsdesk@googlemail.com account from one of my followers accusing me of doing something called ‘astro-turf’ PR on behalf of Google. For my American readers and non-sporting types out there, astro-turf is not some specially manufactured grass that only grows in space, it’s actually a name for fake turf. So, someone was accusing me of fake PR. Which if you think about it is like accusing someone of being a dishonest estate agent.
Having been inspired by Nick Horby’s hilarious High Fidelity, I was ruminating over my top five list of hated professionals the other day. Here’s my list:
1. Estate agents
5. PR people
What do you reckon? Have I missed anyone off? Have I got the order wrong? Do you have a particular beef with traffic wardens or teachers, or lollipop ladies? If so, I’d love to hear from you.
Yours in lists