19 October 2012

A blind date with Richard Cornelius.

No Plan B

So towards the end of the clip you will hear, if you can blot out the heckling, Richard Cornelius say that there isn't a plan B because there have been other plans considered and not adopted. 

The heckling does include one telling remark that in-house bids have not been considered which is incredible; to discount an option without even considering it. If nothing else leads to a Judicial Review of the One Barnet madness, that will.

 Blind Date

Do you remember this amusing show? A quick recap.

The show had a format similar to the show known in Australia as Perfect Match or in the US as The Dating Game. Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience. They were then questioned by a single of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date. Before the decision 'Graham' (replaced on the final series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant. The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination, although the "random choice" was fixed as all envelopes contained the same destination. The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other. Locations ranged from Bognor Regis or a date in an ice cream factory to Anguilla or the Maldives.

If Richard were to appear, after he had heard the first two girls Amanda & April, say, (options A) he would choose one and not hear the third girl who sounded like the girl next door, Belina.

Where do you suppose the destination envelope will take us all with Richard? It isn't going to be an office block in New Southgate, Mr Mustard's money is on an outsourcing centre in Bangalore. Exotic and apparently cheaper but dearer in the long run.

His blind date Miss April, exotic and alluring during the courtship, now refuses to do certain acts as they weren't agreed during the show, and keeps asking for more and more money to keep their relationship on track. The relationship ends in bitter recriminations and an expensive divorce.

Richard returns, batter and bruised by his blind date experience, to the girl next door and all live happily ever after.

Cue audience applause.

Yours frugally

Mr Mustard

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