6.15pm Total Media’s offices, Kensington High Street We can’t go to
the agency’s local drinking hole because Kirsty Hutton, head of buying
and resident lush, has been barred. ’I drank rather a lot of wine and
kept missing my mouth,’ she says mischievously. Apparently, Ms Hutton
proceeded to give bear hugs to unsuspecting punters, only to discover
that they were, in fact, clients.
6.30pm The Builder’s Arms, Kensington Our alternative location is filled
with the voice of Simon Cunningham - who is on work experience with
Total Media from Kingston University - entertaining us with tales about
his porn-star flatmate. ’He does special requests on the internet,’ says
a wide-eyed Cunningham, who is shunning the porn industry for the dirty
world of media. ’People can send him an e-mail and he’ll do whatever
they ask, live on the web.’ The mind boggles.
Total Media joint managing director Guy Sellers butts in to challenge
Media Business to a game of table football that can’t be refused. After
much flicking of wrists and some severe jostling, Media Business beats
Total. They demand a rematch and we drink and play until no-one can
remember the score.
10.30pm After a few tequila slammers, Cunningham has the bright idea
that we should drink some Rusty Nails.
12pm Planner Nick Adam decides to practice a few cartwheels on the way
home, as you do, and breaks his ankle.
Wednesday 9.30am Total Media staff get a telephone call from Adam who is
speeding to the nearest A&E department. The kind nurses and doctors put
his foot in plaster for 12 weeks, allowing him to blag cabs to work. It
seems every cloud has a silver lining.