Reading the Mr Oil and Mr Vinegar restaurant review in FT Alphaville’s members-only Long Room site, a review of Le Caprice catches my eye – in particular, the following passage:
MrO: I’ve always loved it here, since my first visit in 1985 with a very pretty woman who flirted most outrageously with me.
MrV: Did you get anywhere with her?
MrO: No, she was a PR woman and I was a journalist so she was being paid to flirt. I phoned her a couple of weeks later to ask for a date and she didn’t remember who I was.
MrV: That’s PR people for you. Ghastly collection.
Messrs Oil and Vinegar should know. In their real lives the authors are those esteemed City PR people, Piers Pottinger and Damien McCrystal.