Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Sunday, 15 April 2018
I am a member of an organisation called 'Historic England'. One of my clients has a large, Grade One listed house and the estate manager calls them 'Hysteric England' when they pay a visit to make sure any work done to it is carried out correctly.
I became a member when I successfully listed (Grade 2) the 17th century dogs on a wall in a little village near here. I now get a regular online newsletter from them and yesterday they asked me if I would mind carrying out a survey from them to see if there is anyway they could improve it.
One of the personal statements I was asked to consider (which do you agree with most strongly...) was 'I enjoy going to bars and clubs at the weekend'. There was no margin where I could write 'not just weekends' so I just ticked the box.
Everyone asks you to complete a survey these days, and most of them are ways of gathering as much personal information about people as they can to sell on to advertisers (like Facebook, for instance). English Heritage promises not to pass on any information about me without getting my permission first, but my love for pubs and ancient buildings is - thanks to Blogger - public knowledge in any case. It's old news and I don't need any encouragement to go to them.
I have begun to notice these buttons popping up in public places more and more. I even saw one outside a multi-story car park elevator in Germany.
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