Following an Executive Business Breakfast event on the ship, we were entertaining the folk to coffee and cakes to wrap up their visit and say goodbye. The business couple I was hosting naturally asked what I did on the vessel. When I said “I’m the Mr Find Anything”, the husband then asked about my current, up-to-the-moment, search assignment.
When I said it was a very unusual one – to locate 6-10 mannequins – he didn’t “miss a beat’ but immediately turned to his wife and said “That’s in your field of interest, my dear, you love attending auctions etc. Maybe you could help David with his search.” A few days later, a Mercedes drew up alongside the gangway to our ship, with arms sticking out of the window and legs out of the boot. The mannequins had arrived!!
Soon they were being carried up the gangway and into our storeroom ready to be fitted out for our next open-day as cultural exhibits.