From Bristol, meet Charlie Hicks – “costermonger, aspiring glamour model and former New York Doll” according to his Twitter feed. However The Chef’s Directory describes his company Charlie Hicks Restaurant Supply as “the finest provider of Fruit and Vegetables in the South West”.
His video is sharp, factual, funny and to the point. But get this: with no hard sell whatsoever. Charlie’s goal is certainly to inform his customers and impress potential customers – but achieved by giving everybody else exactly what it says on the tin: A Mid-June Market Report.
In view of his huge national popularity following the battle of Waterloo, the Duke Of Wellington was pressed to accept the post of Prime Minister. After his first cabinet meeting, somebody asked him how it had gone. “It was the most extraordinary thing” said Wellesley. in genuine puzzlement. “I gave them their orders. then all of them wanted to talk about it.”
When a friend told me this anecdote today it reminded of the Spitting Image sketch where The Iron Lady takes her cabinet out to a restaurant: