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Our Public Relations team looked shocked. Anyone would have thought that we’d dismissed them and moved to a different Agency.
Or (much the same thing) that a particularly terrifying prophecy in the Book of Revelation had come to pass.
What on earth had we done?
I checked that my hands were in full view on the boardroom table, still holding the architect’s crumpled drawing.
What on earth had we said to cause such fright?
Surely we’d only been describing our latest stained glass project?
David and I were actually quite excited about it: a massive stained glass window in a magnificent new building in the nearby city of Hereford …
The huge centre window in a row of five …
The possibility that we would also be asked to design and make the other four windows …
This was certainly news to celebrate!
Now I know these PR people can sometimes be a bit cautious, always imagining that the Press is a multi-headed Hydra which feeds on the blood of unsuspecting innocents and all that.
Personally, I don’t think they’re half as bad as some people make them out to be.
So what on earth had made our valiant team take fright?
No, no, surely not …
But, sudden as a bolt of summer lightning, it had occurred to me that there could be only one explanation for their startled expression.
However improbable, it was …
[TO BE CONTINUED … ]
Remember this: Williams & Byrne is a design and stained glass painting studio with a reputation to be proud of.
But what do you think it was that terrified our valiant PR executives?
You can write your ideas just below. Professional explanations only, please!
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