Friday, 15 April 2011

Flashback Friday - 21st Strip-O-Gram Shame

I went looking for some old marketing books in the loft the other week as I promised I would look for a friend who's currently doing her CIM.  I ended up being up there about 40 minutes rummaging around.  I found 'Tessy' my old Teddy bear that I've had since I was born.  My husband wants me to throw it out as it looks disgusting.  How dare he!

Anyway, in amongst the boxes I found some photos that made me actually laugh out loud - however, they also made me cringe.

This week I'm taking you back to 1995.

I was working at a company called Redrow (the housebuilders) and I actually got on with a lot of the blokes there.  It should have been a usual working Thursday but this particular day was my 21st birthday. A few of the blokes kept winding me up that they'd chipped in for a strip-o-gram for me.  I spent the day totally on edge.

Reception kept calling me up and asking me to go downstairs.  Thankfully there was a balcony I could peer over before I made the trip down the stairs.  I'd see flowers and gifts sat on reception and I'd breathe a sigh of relief.

As the day drew to a close I began to relax.  Reception called me at 4.30pm..."Heather, can you come downstairs please, there's something in reception for you".

Oooh who could these flowers be for I wonder?  I glanced over the balcony.  There was a Policeman standing there - a very young Policeman with an earring.

Alarm bells start ringing.

I ran as quick as my legs could carry me out of the back door and into the car park but it was too late. Two of my work colleagues, Steve and Dave grabbed me and dragged me back in the building and into the canteen where practically the whole office (probably about 70 people at the time) and this 'Policeman' were waiting for me.

I won't tell you what happened...I think the series of Polaroids that my 'friend' Dave supplied me with afterwards speak for themselves.

For someone who hates to be the centre of attention, this was a truly awful experience for me.  I was SO embarrassed.

Added to the fact the stripper had dirty finger nails.

Hello hello hello! Who's been a naughty girl then?

I think I must be laughing at the fact the menu says baked potatoes are 65p!

Yes, I was handcuffed and the bugger kept pulling the balloon back - gross!

Yes, blindfolded. And handcuffed. In a canteen. With a stranger. And 70 work colleagues. Nightmare.

He's clearly clenching and look how grubby his feet are

It may be a 'sweet' note from the blokes but I'm going to bloody kill them!

I'd just like to add that 'hair scrunchies' were still in fashion then.

I did check with Karin at Cafebebe if it was okay for me to post a photo of a naked backside for Flashback Friday but obviously I didn't check if it was okay for me to post a photo of me trying to pop a balloon between a strippers legs.  Karin, please feel free to unlink me if you wish - I won't be offended at all.  I don't want the good name of Flashback Friday tainted with my filth!


Now head over to Cafebebe and check out the other, not so filthy, entries...

19 comments:

Mummy and the Beastie said...

OMG! I would hate that too, you poor love! Did anyone actually think he was hot? dirty finger nails...shudder xx

dreamingofbeer said...

Hideous!! But very funny!

The syders said...

hahaha...Hilarious! You poor woman! x

HELEN said...

oh, hmm, well, what can I say.....not exactly The Chippendales was he!!
x

Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

Omg! I would have died from embarrassment ! So glad I never had a stripper a gram in my life! You did very well though bless you x

k said...

You are so bloomin' hilarious! I would NEVER remove a linky...no matter how bare-arsed! ;) Thank you for brightening my morning...

:) Karin xx mwah!

MaƱana Mama said...

Takes 'baring it all' to a whole new level. I now realize that I have led such a very sheltered life thus far...

About JollyJilly said...

very funny i think i would have died lol

Inside the Wendy House said...

So so wrong...hahaha xxx

QWERTY Mum said...

Had a similar humiliation at a male strip show!
Those feet are pretty grubby xx

ClaireDBOTTLE said...

Oh goodness! You poor thing! That sounds like a complete nightmare! Thank goodness the BOTTLE office is mostly full of ladies!

Mrs E said...

I love this- how hilarious. I would have been mortified with embarrassment! Looks like you got into it in the end though! ;)

Jo said...

Oo err missus, he is rather gruesome. shudders, what a laugh it must be to look back on.

This Mid 30s Life said...

OMG!! That is hilarious! And terrible, all at the same time.

Although, my background is HR so excuse me but I can't help but say "tut tut" about this being at work.

Mari's World said...

OMG! I have tears in my eyes, what a brilliant Flashback. I wonder that stripper is up to these days, wouldn't it be funny if he 'bumped' into himself in the blogosphere - try explainnig that one ot your wife mate :D
Brilliant

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh My Word!! I don't know what to say. Although I wouldn't worry, I doubt anyone noticed the hair scrunchie!

JoJo said...

ha ha. that is ace!! it's my 30th this year if my friends do anything like this I will disown them!

SAHMlovingit said...

I'm glad you all enjoyed it ladies - I knew it was a winner, even if the guy was skanky.

I didn't wonder if maybe someone was now married to him or recognised him but to hell with it... :D

k9education said...

Yeah you look really opposed to the whole thing with that balloon in your mouth.

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