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.





0 responses to “I didn’t just say that, did I?”

  1. So do we send the letters signed “Outraged of Suburbia” to the radio station or directly to you?


  2. Don’t, I’m depressed enough already :)

  3. 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…