David Smart: Mr Daddy Longlegs

first_imgAs the saying goes, “if you live your life on social media, one day it will bite you” and, of course, we are no exception to that rule. Our Facebook account is updated almost daily, depicting new products and new promotional ideas. We also have Twitter, Instagram and a whole host of other strands of techno wizardry to push the Greenhalgh’s name out there.A short time ago, a legitimate complaint (as we thought) was phoned through: a crane fly (a daddy longlegs to you and me) dared to fly into the bakery, through the van bay, dispatch area, the packing area, and into the dough room, navigate itself past six or more fly zappers and squeeze itself into a practically fully encased machine. I mean this little guy was determined to end up on the bottom of one of our rolls. I am sure it wasn’t pleasant to witness – especially when you are going to take a bite out of it – but sadly it does happen, thankfully very, very rarely indeed.Like most companies out there, we have rigorous procedures in dealing with and trying to appease otherwise loyal customers, as naturally we wish to keep their business going forward. We don’t bribe, we don’t lavish gifts of one form or another in order to placate their alleged hurt feelings. We simply apologise sincerely and try to replace their lunch with Greenhalgh’s product tokens, to the value of around £5. Normally, the general public does see sense and accepts our apology, and we keep their custom, with thanks.Before the advent of the internet, disgruntled customers would try to frighten us with suggestions like, “Getting the health after you!” Little did they know that we have an amazingly enviable association and reputation with our local authority.This customer in question, however, demanded £250, he said, “or else I`ll push the button”. He thought this was a very acceptable form of behaviour as he professed that a fast food business had paid twice that to a colleague of his – we have since found out that this was untrue. We also learnt that he uploaded a video of said daddy longlegs to a ‘cash for news’ website, so that every time a network took the story, he got a commission (I wonder if the tax man knows that one). His main objective, it seems, was solely to discredit us, while gaining money for himself. What kind of malicious, vindictive behaviour and self-pitying, spiteful actions motivate this person? And all because a company stood up to back-door intimidation or blackmail!It is social media that is unrestricted, unregulated by nature and a media for all. What isn’t always obvious is that it is a tool for anybody to spread all kinds of hurtful content – whether it be true, semi-true or just their impressions and whether you like it or not. And there’s not an awful lot you can do about it either.The best way to deal with cyber thugs, we have found, is to have a robust policy and stick to it. Never enter into a war of words via the net, as that’s just cheap entertainment for the uninterested. Don’t retaliate unless they have criminally crossed the line; just hold your head high, believe in your accredited excellent standards and support all those who work hard within every department to produce quality 24 hours a day. 52 weeks of the year. Let’s face it, that ‘news’ is tomorrow’s chip papers and, after a while, it becomes boring, uninteresting and the perpetrators go away.last_img

Full Video Of Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Psychedelic Live Show Has Emerged

first_imgEasily one of the most exciting projects to emerge in 2016 is the collaboration between Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Dubbed The Claypool Lennon Delirium, the band recently released their debut album The Monolith of Phobos and have been touting its twisted psychedelic anthems on the road.With a spectacular performance at Bonnaroo under their proverbial belts and sets promised at festivals like North Coast Music Festival (more information here), fans who have yet to witness this band are certainly intrigued by the potential. Fortunately, Dead Perspective has shared full show video from the band’s second-ever performance back on June 5th, with a number of Monolith Of Phobos tracks, covers of Primus, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and more!Check out the full video and setlist, below.Setlist: The Claypool Lennon Delirium at The Ritz, Tampa, FL – 6/15/0301) Intro / There’s No Underwear in Space (P.A.)02) Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)03) Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)04) Breath of a Salesman05) The Monolith of Phobos06) Up on the Roof07) Ohmerica08) Bubbles Burst09) Mr. Wright10) Boomerang Baby11) Oxycontin Girl12) Astronomy Domine13) Captain Lariat14) Tomorrow Never KnowsEncore:15) Southbound Pachydermlast_img read more

Panthers, Pepsi Hornets and Yamaha Caribs on show this weekend in Bounty Farm 15s Rugby

first_imgTHE Guyana Rugby Football Union’s (GRFU) Bounty Farm 15s tournament will resume this weekend with two interesting encounters at the National Park.Yamaha Caribs will have their first taste of the tournament when they come up against the Guyana Police Force Falcons, while tomorrow, Panthers will look to claw their way to another win when they come upoppose Pepsi Hornets.Having suffered a humiliating 67-7 defeat at the hands of the Panthers, the GPF Falcons will look to bounce back against the Caribs, but with the likes of veteran Theodore Henry as well as some of the country’s top players in the line-up, the Police team will have a tough time trying to stake their claim in the tournament.Meanwhile, for the Panthers, their style of play recently turned them into one of Guyana’s most hated rugby team at the moment.After clinching consecutive Sevens titles, Panthers, a flashy, young and very talented group of players, turned their attention to the game’s longer format, and they used the Guyana Police Force as a perfect example to demonstrate their will to claim the GRFU’s final 15s tournament for the year.With the likes of Ryan Dey, Lancelot Adonis and Rondel McArthur, the Laurie Adonis-coached team will certainly have their hands full against a seasoned and well-oiled Pepsi Hornets, led by national captain Ryan Gonsalves.The Bounty Farm 15s tournament will conclude on November 12. The tournament will see five teams play two rounds of matches.last_img read more