DIARY: TOP GEAR - The truth machine

We all know that honesty is not always the best policy. Which is fine when you’re dishing out a fib (’the dog ate my presentation’), but less appealing when you’re on the receiving end (’I’d love to put you on the schedule but my hands are tied’).

We all know that honesty is not always the best policy. Which is

fine when you’re dishing out a fib (’the dog ate my presentation’), but

less appealing when you’re on the receiving end (’I’d love to put you on

the schedule but my hands are tied’).



However, thanks to recent leaps in electronic technology, you need never

again grin and bear it when your agency contact is ’out of the office’.

All you need is a truth machine.



This handy bit of kit measures the frequency changes in the voice when a

person undergoes stress. An illuminated 18-bar LCD display responds

whenever your quarry deviates from the straight and narrow.



It’s also great for terrorising your staff and colleagues, although

whether its circuit boards could survive an afternoon in a media sales

office is questionable.



So if you want to know if your mate Dave really has been doing the

horizontal fandango with Dawn from accounts, or if you just want to find

out who’s pinched the stapler, the truth machine is what you need.



Oh, and in case you’re wondering if this thing is just a bit of plastic

with some flashing lights, I can assure you it is made to the same

specifications as the latest FBI polygraph ... honest.





Truth machine - pounds 49



Available from Boys’ Stuff www.boysstuff.co.uk.



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