Lay Your Vibrators On The Table

Bullshit Observer observed some bullshit first hand earlier this week.

I’m sitting in a meeting today with the director of marketing, VP of marketing, and GM – all with their wireless handheld devices sitting on the table. For an hour it was one buzzing or beeping noise after another with those things. It was fun to watch whoever was talking when something made noise because they would pause and lose their train of thought and then find it again and continue. Not once did the owner of the device actually pick it up to look at it. But on and on they beeped.

At least they didn’t have earpieces in. I loathe those things. Someone starts talking and it takes a good four of five seconds to realize you, nor anyone in the room, are actually being addressed.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. I prefer to choose when I want a vibrator. I get a real buzz from my Jack Rabbit. 😉

  2. Yargh! My boss does this. Sometimes I think it’s like an added bit of caffeine for him. He never answers the thing, it just sits their buzzing like a freakin’ audio amphetamine. I have a fantasy of taking a baseball bat and smashing it to pieces while screaming “Buzz now, you M-F!”