October 22nd, 2007

Oh Dear

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200


Hmmm,  not the best weekend for British sports. We could have walked away with two world championships but alas, we have neither.

I managed to be able to watch both the Rugby World Cup and the Formula 1 finale.

The Rugby was always going to be a tough goal against South Africa, what with their recent triumphs over England so it wasn’t entirely surprising when they lost. But Lewis Hamilton? Bloody hell, Lewis, what were you doing on the first lap against Alonso? And as for almost breaking down a few laps later and losing about 14 places. The only explanation I can come up with is that Alonso pissed in Hamilton’s tank when nobody was looking.

I was reminded of the 2003 Rugby World Cup when we did actually win. I was covering in the Control Room for someone who was on holiday. We didn’t have a TV but some bright spark rang round the CCTV operators until we found one with a camera opposite an electrical store. We then watched the match (with no sound, obviously) whilst zoomed in the front doors of a branch of Dixons. Every time someone went in or out the shop it spoiled the view.

Oh happy days.

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