Ben has just cracked up laughing as we were watching the BBC Weather forecast. They have this sweet blonde dame, who looks like butter would not melt in her mouth – genuinely lovely. She just dropped one hell of a blooper.
She is over in Greenwich Park this morning. The camera pans around to give viewers a picture of the parched grass. The weather forecaster said something along the lines of “As you can see here in Greenwich Park, it is a beautiful morning, we’ve already seen lots of doggers…” and then a moment later she corrected herself, “Not doggers, I mean dog-walkers and joggers…” and then she continued with her weather report with a straight face and admirable British stiff upper lip despite just telling the nation that at eight o’clock on Monday morning they have seen a lot of doggers in the popular public park.
I sympathise with her so much that I cannot even tell you her name. I have a feeling that a BBC Breakfast News blooper like that will be all over the internet by midday.
Part of me is comforted…even experienced pros make embarrassing bloopers. I keep on spotting typos in my posts and going back to correct them – same with the novellas. I am working hard to improve them for you – but oh how frustrating!
Please – somebody – get that lovely lady a coffee. She probably had to wake up at the crack of dawn just to be able to broadcast to the nation from Greenwich. What a grand old start to her Monday morning! She certainly woke Ben up!!!