DIARY: RANT

I was thrilled to receive the first issue of Campaign Media Business - it looked like such a good mag.

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

sapling.



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

EastEnders.



Send your rants to Campaign Media Business, 174 Hammersmith Road, W6

7JP, or e-mail mark.tungate@haynet.com.



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