I didn’t just say that, did I?

Oh dear. I’ve just been on BBC Radio Scotland’s Macaulay & Co talking about sat-nav, and recounted the (true) story of the chap who drove his BMW into the Havel river in Eastern Germany because his sat-nav didn’t tell him he needed a ferry. Apparently the chap just assumed the sat-nav knew best, and followed its instructions to the letter. Time for an offensive stereotype: “he was just following orders!” I cackled.

This is what happens when you do live radio in the morning without first ingesting superhuman quantities of coffee.

3 thoughts on “I didn’t just say that, did I?

  1. Stephen says:

    You are my hero! I’m emailing all my friends. Classic!

    Actually, since it’s the 67th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and as anti-semitism continues to be rife in Germany, perhaps it’s not such a stereotype after all…

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