Overcoming an incredibly bizarre situation, Derek Pratt, agency
sales manager for Time Out, completed an excellent sales pitch when he
visited Cambridge for a Media Circle presentation course.
’We were staying in one of the university colleges and, after a few
drinks, I decided that going clubbing was a far better option than
hitting the sack.’
For those of you who didn’t go to Cambridge University (and I know there
aren’t many), the colleges are locked at night. But that wasn’t going to
stop Pratt who, in a bid for freedom, decided to swing around the gate
pillar and over the adjacent river.
Two minutes later, a sodden Pratt was clambering out of the filthy water
feeling slightly less like painting the town red.
The following night, Pratt started to feel ill and, thinking he might
have been infected by some lurgie that had been lurking in the Cam,
sought medical attention.
At hospital, the doctors gravely informed him the real cause of his woe
was a kidney stone, and the only way to get rid of it was through his
’Derek held his nerve, did what had to be done and still went on to give
a great presentation,’ said MBS Media’s Steve Husband.