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.