The BBC, the lost tape and the 6-foot fridge
An mp3 comedy classic
Updated We gather that things do not run as smoothly as they should down at BBC Bristol.
Apparently, someone in London recently sent an urgent video tape via courier which duly arrived in the post room at said outpost of The Corporation. One of the operatives therein - noticing that the label was peeling off - decided to replace it with a new one. He removed the original and stuck it on the fridge, intending to copy the address after lunch.
The next morning, the sender of the tape was surprised to find this voice message (mp3) on his mobile. Enjoy.
In response to those readers who have requested, nay demanded, a transcript of the voice message, here it is:
"First saved message: message received yesterday at 9.20am."
"Hi Paul, this is Beth. We have an emergency. Apparently you gave the courier a six-foot fridge to be delivered to BBC Bristol instead of the tape we need in the studio today. Could you call me on 0117-xxx-xxxx as soon as you get this message? Bye."
Don't blame Beth, bless her. Any one of us could have made the same mistake.