Pigeons (Was: NLP followup)

Nigel Rantor wiggly at wiggly.org
Tue Nov 13 12:11:05 GMT 2007

Smylers wrote:
> Nigel Rantor writes:
>> MacGyveR wrote:
>>> On Monday 12 November 2007 21:55, Andrew Beattie wrote:
>>>> I am not familiar with NLP.  Does it stand for:
>>> never fight pigeons
>> surely that was a typo since we're talking NLP, you must have meant 
>> "never light pigeons", which I think is sage advice.
> When I moved to London in January one of the first billboards I noticed
> (at Ealing Broadway station, I think) proffered this pigeon-related
> advice:
>   A smart Londoner doesn't feed the pigeons.
>   A smart Londoner travels by Heathrow Connect.
> I'm still puzzled by it.  Are those two activities supposed to be
> mutually exclusive?  Is the suggestion that if you get the urge to do
> the former you should do the latter instead?

No, I think it means that those are both things that smart londoners do. 
Most people don't feed pigeons because in London they're vermin. So 
they're trying to appeal to people's ego by suggesting that travelling 
by Heathrow connect is also an intelligent choice.

Marketing, you gotta love it.


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