Are you feeling “businesslike” ?

A few conversations lately have reminded me of this ad from my bygone days. Jimmy Saville pitches the joys of business travel on trains.

He talks about how you’ll be in an excitingly different world where you be businesslike and of course he’s ditched his signature tracksuit for a straitjacketlike three-piece.

It’s sometimes tempting to maintain a pose of being businesslike, fitting in with the culture etc. It’s an effort to avoid looking or feeling awkward – but it can end up being counterproductive. A bit like for Jimmy here.

And here’s Mike Yarwood’s take on it all. (“81 is the age of the train, and some of them are even older”).


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