The other day I found myself pondering out loud on twitter about the Face of the Flight Centre. I was worried if a) he a real pilot and/or b) he was drunk. Either way, I concluded, his passengers and crew were totally fucked.
You can imagine my surprise when Flight Centre itself got back to me on the matter. “Hey NDM, the Flight Centre pilot really is a pilot!” they exclaimed.
While I appreciated their enthusiasm, I felt the answer definitely dodged the drinking issue. Hmmm.
So I sent the Flight Centre the following tweet: “His hat is ever-so-slightly askew. I’m concerned he’s been drinking. Or is this the fashion for pilots these days?”
“No, no, askew is all the rave. I askew – is there any other way ;)” they replied.
Well it certainly was good to know that the Flight Centre PR department had got the Pilot’s back. So I told them so, adding: “I’m going to wear my hat at a jaunty angle as a mark of my respect.”
At which point, they sent me a new version of my profile pic, complete with a pilot’s cap set at a distinctly jaunty angle. Which I immediately put up on my twitter profile along with the message that The NDM was for clearly sale and for a pretty cheap price, as it turned out.
End of story.
Or is it? I have to say that this whole little episode brought me Such Joy. And it got me thinking about other questions I would like to get answered by opening them up to the Twitter-verse:
- Bert Newton: Have you got cling film across your face or is that just how you look these days?
- Coles: Did you ever consider renaming the “You’ll Love Coles” range so it was a bit more in line with the Australian market? The word “love” is a bit strong for the average Aussie, don’t you think? Perhaps you might consider “You’ll quite like Coles Butter” or “You really won’t mind Coles Pork Sausages” or even “Your life won’t be completely ruined by Coles Two Minute Oats” .
- Cornettos and Drumsticks: what’s the bloody difference? No, actually, don’t tell me. It just doesn’t matter. Same applies to Paris Hilton’s extended brood of handbag-dwelling half-rat/half-dogs and the Olsen twins.
- Brangelina: do me a favour. Get rid of all the nannies and assistants and then talk to me about what it’s like to have a large family and whether you’re planning to adopt more. I’d be curious to know. No, really.
- Lindt Chocolates: I’m no business expert, but I’d expect you’d make more money if, having gotten all those top chocolatier chefs wearing fancy uniforms and making all your chocolate by hand in the galley kitchen of a mansion in the Swiss Alps, you didn’t then go on to sell a 100g bar of MINT INTENSE for less than two dollars at the local Safeway. Just sayin’.
And that’s just for starters. Stand by for further adventures of the NDM as she boldly goes where no Stay At Home Mum dares to go… across The Twitter-verse….