It doesn't happen often in the hard-nosed, cut-and-thrust, dog-eat-dog-eat-dog's-dog world of agency life, but just occasionally you really connect with someone.
You discover a common vision. They help you to be the very best at what you do. And, in some small way, you help them to be better too.
That kind of office chemistry is a special and rare thing.
Which makes it all the more upsetting when the powers that be decide that person is deemed surplus to requirements. Over the hill. Redundant.
I'm talking about my friend, Barney.
Barney is a printer here at Partners Andrews Aldridge. Or at least he was, until recently.
For he has printed his last copy doc.
As a tribute, I've created this video of our final moments together, set to James Blunt's stirring vocals.
Perhaps you've had someone like Barney in your life? A stapler. A ring binder. A laminator. If so, this video is for you.
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