DIARY: CRASH AND BURN - Morning-after presentation culminates in toilet turmoil

Sean Collings, commercial manager of Future’s contract publishing division, had a colleague who went from pitch to porcelain.

Sean Collings, commercial manager of Future’s contract publishing

division, had a colleague who went from pitch to porcelain.



’This true story was told to me by Nigel Taylor, the sales director at

Computech, who I was working with at Emap Images at the time.



’Nigel and I worked with a guy called Tony Gray, whose nickname was

Majic (based on his basketball performance at a strategy week). He was

responsible for international computer games sales.



’Nigel and Majic had to make a joint presentation to Ocean software (now

Infogrammes) and, as is often the case in the games market, there had

been a party the night before.



’At the end of the meeting, Majic told the client he needed to pop to

the loo.



’After some time, Nigel was unable to find Tony anywhere and proceeded

to the toilet, passing a distressed-looking Ocean worker. On entering

the toilet, he found Majic stripped to his Y-fronts, trying to remove a

considerable amount of vomit from his trousers.



’The last time I heard from Majic he was in Romania, trying to license

one of IPC’s women’s titles,’ said Collings. ’God knows where he is now,

but I would love to hear from him.’



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