DIARY: CRASH AND BURN - A faulty zipper created a moment so embarrassing that our correspondent would like to hide her blushes behind a veil of anonymity

A young advertising sales person working on an international magazine felt a little nervous when she went to present to a prospective client in Sweden.

A young advertising sales person working on an international

magazine felt a little nervous when she went to present to a prospective

client in Sweden.



Fortunately, the chap was avuncular and smiled broadly as he showed her

into the glass-walled boardroom. Our heroine started her pitch, vaguely

aware that the room felt a little chilly.



’I was talking away but out of the corner of my eye I noticed that

people walking past on the other side of the glass wall were stopping to

look at me and grinning,’ she relates. ’I couldn’t quite work out what

was going on.’



Eventually she finished the pitch and extracted a promise from the

prospective client that he would call her. ’He followed me out into

reception and shook my hand. Then he said: ’I don’t quite know how to

put this - but do you know your dress is undone?’



’I realised with a sudden chill that the back of my dress was gaping

open - right down to my knickers. The only thing holding it in place was

a small hook and eye at the top. I looked at him and said: ’Now I’ve

given you such a treat, you’ll have to book.’’



Not surprisingly, perhaps, the chap concerned became one of her most

loyal clients.



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