Sunday, October 01, 2006
Timeshares and super heroes.
| posted by Simon |
10:22 pm |
We went on the timeshare trip for several reasons, firstly they were giving away 50 euros and a bottle of champagne, but we also went so Tracy could get an insight into the psychology of selling something you don’t need to people who don’t want it. I suppose if you could isolate the one way of doing that you would be a millionaire several times over.
This was no ordinary timeshare, it was The Hilton holiday club, they plied us with food and drink and were very nice people. The guy that took us round was called Lionel, he was at least 6 foot 7 and an ex pro basketball player (surprised eh ?) After we had watched the really cheesy American video of families that had already spent their hard-earned on the holiday club, saying it was the best money they’d ever spent, we went to meet the sales man, the one who would eventually tell us how much it would cost us to join this exclusive club.
All things considered it wasn’t really that expensive, but that’s not what we were there for. We did explain to Lionel the real reason we were there, he was ok with it. Even after we had turned down their offer they carried on chatting and being pleasant, finally arranging for a car to take us back to the villa. If you have £11k spare and fancy a guaranteed holiday anywhere in the world for the next 35 years, I would nip across to Villamoura and speak to Lionel and his mates, they’ll sort you out.
Batman. I fucking hate super hero films. I especially hate batman films. They are, collectively, the biggest pile of wank to come out of Hollywood for many a year. It was with a sigh that I sat and watched batman begins on Saturday night, a couple of mates had raved about it, the Taxdodger had also said it was good, so I gave it a go. I grudgingly accept that it’s not bad, that’s the best I can do when in the past I have had to sit through such shite as Superman, Spiderman, the fucking X men and that purple faced twat the Phantom. Christian Bale still hasn’t redeemed himself from Reign of fire, and on balance he would probably have to win three consecutive Oscars to atone for that sack of monkey shit. My only hope is that the next film is called “Batman ends”.