If you use any form of public transport in south-east or central London, it’s likely you’ll have encountered at least one of these gormless characters peering out of an advertisement. But which is the most annoying? I have my opinion, but you may have yours…
If it was down to me, it’d be Oven Chip Drip – “rustic farmer Ben” – as I can’t seem to be able to escape him. Every time I sit on a train to central London, he’s staring at me, holding a chunky chip that’s probably gone cold. And then he’s inside Tube carriages, still holding a cold chip. Just eat it, son. Maybe the copy doesn’t help, a sick-making appeal to women to “confess” things in the hope they’ll win a shopping trip to New York. (The suffragettes did not die in vain, clearly.) I’m not the only one to hate him, either.
But then what about similarly drippy Horse Racing Man, who’s been all over the Tube for weeks? Is it his bad suit? The haircut? That strange look on his face which actually looks one step away from pain? It’s almost haunting, as if he’s running away from something. Probably a bookmaker.
Please vote, and please feel free to vent your spleen in the comments below. It is Valentine’s Day, after all.