When I first moved to London, I managed to get a job as the office manager of a fire door company. This was down to a) my previous experience as an office manager and b) my genuine talent for using Microsoft Excel. As I had a) never worked in an office before in my life and b) not used Excel beyond some vaguely taught IT lessons at secondary school, this job was never destined for success. After three weeks or so they cottoned on to my general uselessness at the tasks in front of me and let me go, after which I went on to work in a pub before ending up here.
This brief insight is not a ball bag of my job interview blagging skills so much as a setting of the scene into how my Vans Shop Riot 2017 finals weekend started off. Having to find a photographer last minute, I was set the task of booking the West Country bossman that is Leo Sharp an early Saturday morning flight so he could aim his lens at various skate shop teams from across Europe as they hurled themselves around Pier 15 Skatepark in Breda, Holland. Leo found the flights which suited this task and sent them my way, leaving me with nothing more to do than actually book said flights. Somehow, my innate lack of office admin abilities led me to book these flights for the 16th-17th of December. Not realising this until late on the Thursday night, and considering I was leaving for the airport at 2am that morning, it was left in the hands of those more capable than me to fix my mess.