Does anyone know a ‘Melanie’ from north London? Melanie is ‘a junior
account executive at an ad agency’ who has just been given her first big
account - ‘a well-known brand of oven cleaner’, as she writes in a
letter to the problem page of this month’s Elle.
But she’s having difficulties with the client, it seems. At the end of
their first meeting, he gave her a lift home, put a greasy hand on her
thigh and invited himself in for coffee. ‘It was all a bit of a shock,
as I know he’s married with two small boys,’ she writes.
Now she’s worried because she’s got to have dinner with him again, and
she’s sure he’s going to try another grope. ‘I don’t want to upset him -
if he likes my work, I might get the carpet shampoo account as well,’
Can this be real? Either this is a nasty joke or someone ought to tell
‘Melanie from N16’ to stick this guy’s oven cleaner where the sun don’t
shine, client or no client.