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Singing Delivery Men

Brightening your day with a pointless jingle.
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I was listening to the radio the other day, when on came that Ocado advert. For readers outside of the UK, Ocado is an online supermarket which promises to deliver your food "straight into your kitchen". The radio adverts take the form of a catchy jingle, sung by a mellow-voiced man to the tune of the nursery rhyme "I am the Music Man". The jingle implies that the delivery man, self-titled "The Ocado Man", will deliver your food while singing his little song.

I was therefore saddened to discover that the delivery men used by Ocado are nothing but bored and surly workers, some of whom barely speak English. Wouldn't it be great, I thought to myself, if the delivery men were trained to sing the song while delivering your food? Perhaps, with a little extra training, they could do some sort of dance too, impressing the customers with their skill and athletic prowess.

Sure, it might add a little something to the delivery price, but I for one would be happy to pay a surcharge with the promise of singing delivery men skipping through my front door, gaily handing me the bill as they sing the final, glorious notes.

Mr Phase, Mar 26 2006


       "I know a song that'll get on yer nerves, get on yer nerves, get on yer nerves..."
po, Mar 26 2006

       From experience, I've found the Ocado delivery people to be marginally less bored and surly then Tesco's delivery people.

I assume that when ordering your food online you can choose the song which will be sung with the delivery of your groceries? (click here for "I'm Too Sexy" - Right Said Fred)
hippo, Mar 26 2006

       Ocado delivery men jukebox.
methinksnot, Mar 26 2006

       For an example of how cool this could be, see Simpsons episode "Trash of the Titans", and the triumphant song the garbage men sing, "The Garbage Man Can".
Mr Phase, Mar 27 2006

       Although, having considered it, Homer's garbage company goes bust within days of starting, so it might not be the best business model...
Mr Phase, Mar 30 2006


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