Showing posts from April, 2016

Brand Ambassadors Are Hawkers

It’s very hard keeping up with the English language because advertisers keep moving the goalposts.
Movie stars, NBA and NFL players, Olympic winners or bloggers who use their stardom to sell cars, watches, sneakers, hair dye, gum, cereal and other products they don’t even use, are now called brand ambassadors.
It is rather confusing because the term ambassador used to apply to someone who represented his country in another country.  We are using a male person deliberately because ambassadors are still predominantly male.
Ambassadors have all kinds of neat tools of the trade.  First of all, they have what my Political Science professor called diplomatic immunity.  Let me break it down for you.  They can do whatever they like in the country where they were stationed, like parking illegally in Cairo or Kiev.
The best tool they have though is the diplomatic pouch or bag, which just slides through customs because customs officials were told that it is a no, no, no, to open it. 
Diplomatic staf…

No Selfies Zones

Watching people self themselves with selfies is a source of amusement.  They fix their hair, strike a pose and raise cellphones high up for a perfect shot.  Voila! You have a selfie that can be sent to the whole world.
However, there are news report of people who died because they took selfies while climbing a mountain, scaling a bridge or crossing a major intersection.
There are NO SMOKING zones so we are going to see NO SELFIES zones, pretty soon.
1.Operating theatres: doctors will not be allowed to take selfies while they cut up a patient on the operating table.
2.Chefs:  no selfies in restaurant kitchens otherwise medium rare steaks will be cooked well done.
3.Pilots: whether they are on auto pilot or not, selfies are a No! No!  They might hit a cloud or Canadian geese in transit, causing a major aviation incident.
4.Bus drivers:  the bus company will be liable if 30 people on the bus are killed or maimed because the driver was taking a selfie for Instagram.
5.Hackers:  taking selfies of…