Oh my gosh, just typing that title makes me cringe.
Anyone who knows me, knows I don't like swearing. Ever. Especially the "C" word which I find so offensive. However, a recent conversation with an old friend had me in hysterics as she recalled one of my biggest and probably funniest malapropisms ever.
Back in the day, I used to do a *lot* of client presentations, working for a TV station I was always pitching to advertising agencies and clients for new business and even if I do say so myself, I was a good presenter who never practised but always winged it.
However, this is the story of why you should always ALWAYS check your work before presenting to clients.
Every year the advertising industry gets together to celebrate the great and the good in advertising at the annual media week awards. It's a great chance to catch up (and cop off ;-) and put your glad rags on and the drinking goes on until the sun comes up. Those were the days....
On this particular year, I had been *stupid* enough to book a meeting with the head of Singapore Airlines in the UK the morning after the awards, and despite my boss and I saying we would get an early night, we were still up drinking at 5am.
The next day dawned and we headed off to the head office of the client to give the presentation. Our agency were also there, worse for wear and we all stank of booze. Undeterred, I was looking forward to the presentation and hopefully walking away with millions of pounds in revenue.
I stood up, I started well and was really on good form. Heck, I was even enjoying myself until I noticed my boss giving it the "cut cut" sign and the agency looking aghast. The client had a stony face and I really couldn't see what the problem was, so carried on.
I was putting together 3 different levels of investment and had copied the slide from each. Only to realise as I got to the final proposal, that instead of writing this:
Total Cost: £ 5 million
Offer to SA: £4.5m
Yes dear readers, all the way through my presentation I was proclaiming I had an amazing disco cunt rather than a discount to offer the client.
So, what did I do? Did I ignore the error of my typing or did I in fact admit my mistake and make a joke out of it by spinning around saying it was a very pretty disco cunt??
I'll leave that up to you to decide!!
Peace and Love