The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Your Past Never Hides …

So after the rather big news for me and my family on Friday, I thought I’d write a post that gives my new gang at Colenso an idea of what they have got to look forward to.

A few weeks ago, I was messing around on YouTube when – by utter chance – I came across a video of one of my old planning gang from R/GA.

It was unbelievable.

In fact, I had to watch it twice as I couldn’t believe I had been so lucky … I mean, fortunate.

Not only were they young.

Not only were they smartly dressed.

But they were in full-on corporate toady mode.

Fortunately for them, I am a kind, caring and considerate person … so rather than let this piece of video suicide hide in plain sight for any innocent person – or client – to stumble across, I decided to take the selfless path and notify them of what I had found.

Sure, I might have done it with a bit too much glee.

Sure, I might have milked it a little too much.

But it’s the thought that counts.

Or at least I thought it was, until I got their reply …

Oh I can’t tell you how much I loved this reply.

It literally made me spit out the drink I was having at the time.

It’s not just that he thinks I was doing some z-grade CIA check on him in an attempt to get material to humiliate and Ambar as him, it’s the fact that while I haven’t shown the celluloid car crash to anyone else [which even I’m surprised about], he knows that I know it exists.

I believe it’s called, ‘leverage’ … though I think they would refer to it as blackmail.

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Cunning enough to link yourself to colenso before you then show them what you’re really like. Surprised they didn’t know what they were letting themselves in for, but it is NZ so maybe it’s not reached them yet. That’s why it was the most perfect place to live. Was!

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Comment by Pete

lets fucking hope campbell doesnt bring down arden.

Comment by andy@cynic

There’s some good news, your new timezone means if you still post at the same time, it will be around my lunch not my late night. No more nightmares.

Comment by Bazza

Hahahaha … I might just change the time I post to infuriate you then.

Comment by Rob

You would.

Comment by Pete

And you have done much worse than this to your teams. This is mild. Lulling them into false sense of fear.

Comment by Bazza

Yes. But that was a long time ago and I’m much more mature these days. Probably.

Comment by Rob

You are. But only because your immaturity level was off the scale.

Comment by Pete

The laxative powder muffins is an incident I wish I didn’t remember.

Comment by George

That was a career low. By which I mean high.

Comment by Rob

it was fucking excellent but only because i avoided it. or you would be fucking dead campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

I imagine Colenso are consulting their lawyers to see if they can get out of hiring Rob based on this thread.

Comment by DH

Only you would go and search youtube for embarrassing videos of your colleagues. Didn’t you once go on their instagram and like the first photo they ever posted to freak them out? I am so relieved I worked with you before these platforms were around.

Comment by Pete

Good memory. Even I’d forgotten about that and it was a good one.

Comment by Rob

you a fucking pervert.

Comment by andy@cynic

I read the Colenso PR about you, where they call you a mischief maker. I’m glad they know what they’re getting but I hope they realise how much of it they’re getting. I’m very excited for all of you though. Don’t think you’ve had such a perfect partner since WK.

Comment by George

it all sounds fucking fun till you deal with it everyfuckingday.

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