I was thrilled to receive the first issue of Campaign Media
Business - it looked like such a good mag.
But - and you’ll have to excuse me coming over a bit Barry Took/Ann
Robinson - why, oh why, oh why did you have to write about golf on an
otherwise amusing diary page?
What is it with the media business that the ability to swing a bit of
iron (or whatever those sticks are made of) at a small white ball is
considered a worthwhile skill? Even the women in my company have taken
to twatting around in bunkers every weekend. Although they claim it’s a
question of fun, I suspect they would never have thought about taking up
such a silly sport if it hadn’t been for peer pressure.
And let’s face it, there’s a good degree of peer pressure, given that
you can be excluded from hours of pub conversation just because you
don’t have a story about the time you got your sand wedge stuck in some
And why is golf an acceptable reason for taking a day off work? I could
name three occasions this year when members of our company have been
given the go-ahead to disappear for the best part of a day to play golf.
Time off for your hobby? What’s that about? I wonder how they’d react if
I said I was going to have the afternoon off to catch up with events on
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