Today was the day that O2 failed and half the world ceased to function as a result. This reminded me of an advert from way back in 2009. If you have not seen it please click here to watch as I do believe it was one of the best adverts made, but I could be biased considering the theme.
I work in the customer service industry and did actually sympathise with O2 today. It bares a resemblance to occasions where we have had to stop trading due to technical difficulties, and trust me you feel just as crappy about it when it is your business causing the drama as you do being the customer who is affected by it!
Looking at O2’s social media right now I would most definitely not like to be in their complaints resolution department at this present moment in time. It does make me sad how people seem to so easily forget that the person on the other end of the screen/phone/counter is a human being and subject them to so much abuse. This happens every day, not just on days like today when the countries biggest mobile phone network fails. The shop workers that you abuse daily on your way to work could already be having a tough enough day without having to deal with your disrespect. It takes very little to be kind.
However back to O2, I did feel very lost without my phone today, I actually had to do work using pen and paper which I have not done for a long time!
Lots of grumbly people, but if O2 hadn’t had their issues today I never would have remembered about their 2009 hook a duck advert campaign and therefore would not have had them as Duck of the Day. Every cloud and silver linings.
So following on from the Unicorn Cupcakes here I conveniently stumbled across an advert for this lovely little glow in the dark unicorn duck. It is a little bit creepy how Facebook stalks your life to tailor its adverts to whatever you’re talking about.
This year definitely seemed to be all about unicorns 🦄
Another Day another Duck. This time chosen by Emma.
I have to say that if I had my way this duck would be Harry Quacker, not Harry Ponder. But do not let this take away from what is a fabulous duck.
“Harry Ponder and the Ducky Shallows”. This does kind of open the door for all sorts of duck related sequels.
“Harry Ponder and the Peregrine of Aquaban”
“Harry Ponder and the Hummingbird Prince”
“Harry Ponder and the Giblet of Fire”
“Heron Potter and the Chamber of Sea Ducks”
“Harry Ponder and the Deathly Bill” – Actually we will disregard this one. Sounds like one of my mortgage payments.
Credit to my lovely flatmate Ellie for her help with the Harry Potter duck related puns. I live with this amazing human and yes we find ways to amuse ourselves, we’re so punny. Yes that was dreadful I can only apologise. Obliviate.
There is a full winter collection available for Christmas 2018! Will make a lovely stocking filler or decoration for the festive period, and unlike a snowman this little snow duck will survive the spring! I have been reliably informed that there is zero chance of melting.
So next time you are asked “Do you wanna build a snow man?” you can keep your feet up with a cuppa tea and relax, because you’ve gone one better and got yourself a Snow Duck!
Day one’s Duck has been picked by my lovely flatmate.
Here is the Flamingo Duck sold by The Duck House in Brighton.
Don’t be confused by this Flamingduck’s confused expression, he will make a lovely stocking filler for any animal/bird lover. Although I have to admit he does look like he is judging you. We will rename you Judgey Flamingduck.
Flamingo’s were hot this year. Think stationary, pool floats, flip flops! Perfect little addition for any flamingo collector 🙂
I keep being told that I do not blog enough. Therefore I would like to introduce to you December’s Ducks of the Day. Each day will feature a different duck and trust me these make amazing stocking fillers :).
I was incredibly tempted by the 12 Ducks of Duckmas. But why stop at 12 when there’s 31 days in December? That really would be quackers.