It’s The Apprentice final between Courtney and Alana and, as is tradition, they get to pick which of the previous fired candidates they want to help them with the final, deciding task of launching their business.
But Courtney was probably regretting the motley crew he got on board when it came to them putting together a TV advert for his online novelty gift brand Purple Whale.
Note the word *online*.
His sub team put together an advert featuring a pretend customer (aka Karthik) ordering something from the business over the phone.
As Karen pointed out, it’s an online business and there’s not even so much as a computer in sight – and their reaction was a picture.
Then Jessica actually tried to justify it by saying these words: “The thought process behind it was a lot of people do order things down the phone rather than the laptop.”
And Karen’s face and sarcastic “really?” said it all.
We have an on line business in 2016 but let's have an advert of us taking phone orders like the 1990's Amateur apprentices! #TheApprentice— Anil Mohanlal (@AnilMohanlal) December 18, 2016
Jessica trying to claim people order a lot by phone these days. Broadband speeds in Lancashire aren't up to much, evidently. #TheApprentice— Robert Hampton (@Hampo) December 18, 2016
Instead of doing ordering online or on the phone, they should do it by carrier badger. #TheApprentice— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) December 18, 2016
So the advert for the online gift business shows someone ordering by phone. 🤦♂️ #TheApprentice— Robert Hampton (@Hampo) December 18, 2016
Face palm emoji, indeed.