Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Plumbing the Depths

For reasons that need not detain you, dear readers, earlier this morning RR found himself standing outside the BBC office on Edinburgh’s Holyrood Road being interviewed by one of our local TV journalists. There we all were - camera man, sound man, interviewer, and your humble servant setting sound levels, waggling light meters, and all the rest of the set-up stuff. A couple of minutes in to the interview proper, and just as RR had begun to fire on all cylinders, a plumbers van sped past whose driver proceeded to disrupt our filming by blaring his horn and shouting something mercifully indecipherable in our general direction out of the window. Quick as a flash our BBC camera man turned his lens on the van as it sped into the distance. Rather puzzled by this, I sought an explanation. It turns out that our camera man exacts his personal retribution on these irritants by placing an emergency, and entirely bogus, call to their plumbing company at around 2am on a Saturday morning demanding their immediate assistance and giving as geographically inconvenient an address as is credible. Nice one…


Blogger Numptie said...

Oh, now there is a man after my own heart - nice one indeed!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006  
Anonymous Rosa said...

Hahaha, retribution by cameraman - that's a new one on me but it sounds like it's not a new phenomenon for said cameraman. It just goes to show, though, that what goes around comes around. Not very professional on the plumbers' part but then I don't suppose they expected their contact details to be captured on video and used to turn the tables on them.

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