'Mr Morton, thank you for joining us, we need your help'
The other people on the opposite side of the table looked familiar from somewhere although at the time I'm not sure where, they didn't look too happy either.
Discussions were taking place about the terms of a sale, then I realised what was being sold.... Filofax Letts Group. The team I had been asked to sit with were the potential buyers the French company......
I sat there trying to take in what was going on, different people were asked to give presentations and the Frenchman was scribbling frantically in a very nice looking note book with his fountain pen. Contrastingly the English man on the other side of the table was using a similar pen in his Filofax, but the ink seemed to be spreading on the paper not very nice at all.
Oh how I wanted to say to him... we have been telling Filofax UK about that issue for years but they would never listen... but I thought no keep quiet Morton and just listen.
The next thing that flashed up on the big screen was a presentation about the names of organisers. What was this all about... there were names I was familiar with on the left but on the right a list of names I had not heard of in relation to Filofax. Then it became clear.... these were the proposed names of the models in the future.
|Current Name||Future Name|
The next screen showed a crude mock up of the replacement of the 'Jack Vintage' I shook my head in despair, who did they get to do the mock up.... someone who obviously had no experience of Photoshop.
What ever, but it at least gave me some idea of how much a take over this was going to be.
The final screen finished off the presentation with the big slogan:
Philofax c'est un mode de vie
They had changed the name.... what a company, they actually recognised the powerful influence of Philofaxy... I felt honoured.
The poor chaps on the other side of the table were looking totally dejected, what did the future hold for them.
I never did find out.... because the cat woke me up... it had all been a dream... or had it...
This post is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, events or locales , is entirely coincidental. If any of the things described above come true, then the author will be just as surprised as the reader.