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Esselle – My “commission” was a rather large bridal slab and a pile of boxed biscuits thrown in a carton which was placed in the boot of said Austin Allegro! But they were all delicious!

Well now the hotel group has long since disappeared but HQ was in Glasgow, they also had several casinos throughout the UK, and we had to wear t-shirts at promotional events with the slogan “The guarantee of Stakisfaction”! Does that give you a clue?

One bright spark did suggest we had that slogan painted on our cars – it was bad enough having to wear those blooming t-shirts, especially at golf tournaments, can you just imagine driving through Glasgow with that on your car???? Mind you I was young and knew no better in those days and it was the late 70s/early 80s! Can you imagine the uproar these days if the “sales girlies” as we were referred to by management, had to wear such a thing. Mind you there would be uproar at being called a “sales girlie”! And quite right too, we didn’t care for it much either! But we had great fun haring around everywhere, in our Allegros, wearing our smart suits and very high heels, looking, we thought, very glamorous and smoking (I know but we all did it for a while!) those very long, very thin “More” cigarettes. I actually hated smoking but it just looked, well so glam, so I smoked the menthol ones which weren’t so bad!

Ah those were the days ….. :-))

MS – I’m with HKLADY on the weightwatcher biscuits – have you tried Nairns oatcakes – not the original ones but they do ginger, fruit and chocolate ones. They are quite delicious and are packaged in small packs inside the box, so perfect to slip into your bag for a snack, or if you are on the run at breakfast time.

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