In our industry, you sometimes go to work not knowing what the day has in store for you. And that is probably the reason why I have endured in advertising for so long.
The unpredictability of your day is what makes this job so exciting. On some days, you are in for long days and nights of pitch work. Sometimes you have to attend a shoot. Sometimes it’s all deskwork. Sometimes it’s doing research in far-flung provinces. Sometimes it’s goofing off amidst an avalanche of work. And sure, there are days when there’s nothing to do.
Last Friday turned out to be one of those interesting days. I got frantic calls from the marketing group of one of our Clients saying that their President has additional concerns about our contract. He said that the President berated them and asked that they resolve it within the day.
There were additional text messages that followed and it seemed like they were deliberately making everything sound difficult. They kept on saying, “We have to really do this. This is the moment!” We thought something was amiss in all these.
Then at the appointed time, the marketing guys came and headed straight to my work station, which I thought was odd. A few seconds later, their President came with a singer in tow and a butler!
It turns out that the President just wanted to surprise us with a visit and renew our contract with a celebratory cake, bottles of champagne and a serenade (guess which song?).
Who would’ve thought Friday would turn out that good?
|The President waiting for his cue to enter our office.|
|The singer, Jon, currently plays Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music".|
|We were all stunned by this unexpected visit.|
|It was a good thing we came unusually dressed for a Friday, as we |
normally come to the office on Fridays in shirts and jeans, sometimes shorts.
|The President and the marketing team making a speech. |
"This is the moment to seal our partnership."
|So this is what we got up in bed for on that lovely Friday <3|