Something funny happened last week to people at Holder Wilson Pearce and
Bailey (just another agency Campaign has helped make famous).
Frank Bailey, the shop’s planning partner, woke up stricken with a bad
back and phoned his colleague, Chris Pearce, to ask for a lift to
hospital. Chris immediately left the office, jumped in a cab and raced
to Frank’s rescue.
Upon arrival at Frank’s house, there was an ambulance outside just
closing its doors. Chris asked the ambulance man whether Frank was in
there, and he replied that he was, that he’d got a serious stomach
ulcer, and that he was being rushed to hospital.
Now extremely concerned about the welfare of his colleague, Chris
climbed back into the cab and chased the ambulance to hospital. When he
got there, he was told he would not be able to see Frank for an hour as
he needed immediate treatment. Sixty nail-biting, coffee-drinking and
pacing-up-and-down minutes later, he was allowed into Frank’s ward.
There was just one problem, however. It wasn’t Frank. It was a Frank,
just not his. His Frank was still stuck in bed wondering why it was
taking his colleague two hours to come and fetch him.
The Diary has been informed that, to this day, Chris finds the incident
amusing, but Frank has yet to see the funny side.