As the brighter ones amongst you will have noticed, Russell is away currently.
In his absence he’s named me Honourary President of the We’re As Disappointed As You Are Coffee Morning Society. For one week only. Next week. Not this week, next week, Friday 3rd November.
You know when someone becomes President of some professional body type organisation (like the D&AD, RSA, APG, Marketing Society etc) and they normally say something like, “In my year as President of XYZ I’m committed to raising the level of left handed art directors amongst our membership” etc etc? Well in my short tenure I’m aiming to dramatically increase the number of female attendees.
The last three weeks have seen lady participants soar, but I want the number to be even higher. At least 5 women coffee drinkers. At least.
A few people have been asking for a earlier session so now’s your chance. Friday 3rd Novemeber, The Breakfast Club, 8am til 10 am, same low brow conversation, no Russell. Hippies must use the backdoor. No exceptions.
Anyone gonna come along?
Posted by: claire | Oct 26, 2006 at 10:59
Wow wish I was down in the 'Smoke' fine specimens!
Posted by: Mike Towers | Oct 26, 2006 at 11:10
Come on Claire...
Posted by: Ben | Oct 26, 2006 at 11:18
sounds good. I'll wear a frock.
Posted by: henry lambert | Oct 26, 2006 at 11:42
So, basically, you're going back to the tenet of 'sex sells'?
Posted by: Jared | Oct 26, 2006 at 12:02
I shall be wearing my heels.
Posted by: Paul H. Colman | Oct 26, 2006 at 12:06
will you have a pink table cloth?
Posted by: Marcus Brown | Oct 26, 2006 at 12:09
I'm going to come along. I will use the backdoor.
Posted by: dan at innocent | Oct 26, 2006 at 12:25
The only reason I ever go to these things is so I can avoid doing any work for a couple of hours.
Posted by: Lebowski | Oct 26, 2006 at 13:21
ah, damn it! why do i have to be so far away ? :((
Posted by: diana | Oct 26, 2006 at 13:46
what's next week's subject for discussion?
Posted by: claire | Oct 26, 2006 at 15:52
Posted by: Marcus Brown | Oct 26, 2006 at 16:26
Love to, but I'm not in London that day. Maybe I could round up some locum girls.
Posted by: beeker | Oct 26, 2006 at 16:29
Claire - no topic, just idle chat.
I don't want to put a downer on things, but Claire is the only girl so far.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 26, 2006 at 16:37
Hey, what is the deal with the hippies' backdoor in London? Ops. I mean, I took a picture of that sign. Is it everywhere now?
Posted by: Blip | Oct 26, 2006 at 16:55
I can wear a tie?
Posted by: claire | Oct 26, 2006 at 17:11
I took the Hippies sign when I was last in the Breakfast Club.
Claire - wear what you like. Red socks are always popular.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 26, 2006 at 17:13
I mean I took a picture of the Hippies sign. I'm not a dirty thief. Obviously.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 26, 2006 at 17:14
Have I taken this out of focus thing
at the same place? Seems so.
Posted by: Blip | Oct 26, 2006 at 17:53
The very same place.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 26, 2006 at 17:58
I'd love to help out, and thought I'd be able to, but no can do sadly.
Will there be tupperware?
Posted by: Kirsty | Oct 26, 2006 at 19:17
tupperware is good. Ben you'd make a killing if you took some tupperware with you.
Posted by: Marcus Brown | Oct 27, 2006 at 08:30
All Northern Planning girlies welcome at the next Northern Planning Summit too. http://joymachine.typepad.com/northern_planner/2006/10/northern_planni.html
Posted by: gemma | Oct 27, 2006 at 09:21
I can make it, for a bit anyway.
Posted by: helenltaylor | Oct 27, 2006 at 11:37
I got an email from Paul C about this yesterday. I didn't read it properly so I turned up this morning... I am just recovering from the embarrassment of introducing myself to a nice bunch of people who were having their team breakfast. They look very confused as I tried to explain why I was there - apparently they know a Ben but he's on holiday. An advanced hangover made the experience even more painful.
I may have to wear a dress next week as a disguise.
Posted by: Picklin paul | Oct 27, 2006 at 13:25
brilliant - I love that you admitted turning up today. Now you'll have to go next week so everyone can take the mickey.
Posted by: claire | Oct 27, 2006 at 15:34
One word of warning - the Breakfast Club opens at 8, theoretically, sometimes they're a little tardy. Often it's more like 8.10.
Have fun without me. I'm going to be in Oregon.
Posted by: russell | Oct 27, 2006 at 16:46
"apparently they know a Ben but he's on holiday".
Paul, that's brilliant. You will be popular next week, I feel.
Posted by: Ben | Oct 29, 2006 at 15:19
wish I could be there.
Posted by: Marcus Brown | Oct 30, 2006 at 12:00
I'll come along too but I wont wear a dress though, just my usual ladies undergarments
Posted by: simon darwell-taylor | Oct 30, 2006 at 19:48
I agree with lebowski. 8am? dude?
Posted by: jack | Oct 31, 2006 at 11:09
Space for two Staufenbergers?
Posted by: Parick Syms | Nov 02, 2006 at 16:14
Any of them girls?
Posted by: Ben | Nov 02, 2006 at 16:29
Afraid not. Can we still come?
Posted by: Parick Syms | Nov 02, 2006 at 16:34
Yes of course.
Posted by: Ben | Nov 02, 2006 at 16:43
I'll try to come along. I might only be able to stay for an hour but that's enough time for me to drink enough coffee to make me unbearable anyway...
Posted by: Iain | Nov 02, 2006 at 19:19
One hour is fine. More than enough.
By the way listeners, you don't have to be a strategy genius to attend, you don't have to have a blog, you don't have to bring your laptop, you don't have to turn up at 8 o clock.
It would help if you were female though.
Posted by: Ben | Nov 02, 2006 at 20:28
okay okay I'm coming!
Posted by: claire | Nov 02, 2006 at 20:51