Happy Birthday Joe

Happy Birthday *Trouser Press
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Joe Fox, a Director at Media Plant, has recently turned the big 40. The usual went on in the office, a collection for Joe for gifts and wares, as well as the standard Birthday card, signed with jovial quips and general well-wishing.

*Trouser Press:- a well-meaning term, due to Joe’s uncanny ability to summon Alan Partridge at will.

Yesterday, some members of staff came up with a few ideas on how to create an impact for Joe after his trip away playing in a golf tournament (which he lost incidentally). We will now refer to this as a three-pronged attack or stages if you will.

pallet wrapped chair

First steps were to pallet wrap his chair; this included the following:

  • A balloon just in case he decided to pierce said pallet wrap – a loud noise will emit that no doubt would give him a fright
  • Box shavings, for added effect.

The print out of embarrassing pictures of Joseph at periods of his life. No 4oth Birthday, would be complete without embarrassing pictures, who knew he had long hair at one point? I certainly didn’t. Said photos were adorned on any surface capable of being mounted.

Box wall

The wall or the ‘beast’ as we now refer to it, was constructed after a foraging mission in our packaging department. Then saw our more than capable production team, and some of our sales team construct the ‘beast’, many hands made this light work indeed.

With a breezy stroll into the office, Trouser Press was in for a shock. To gauge his reaction, we can only really do this via the power of video, see below for his response.

Not a mental breakdown you understand. However, Joe is incredibly efficient and was eager to get back to his working day. You can see this in his stance; he’s ready for action.

 

Around the 5 second mark, he does indeed channel Alan Partridge, both with his fighting style and inevitable hoisting of trousers, thus giving his legs more purchase with a powerful kick.

Joe also shows concern for the boxes, buy stating he’ll put the boxes back together, ever the Partridge.

Do you want to make Joe even happier on this particular occasion? Place an order with him; there’s nothing like watching his little bearded face crack into a knowing smile, couple that with a slow-motion fist pump. Email joe here: joe@mediaplant.co.uk

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