Spot the solution – a riveting new take on motorway Eye-Spy
This entry was posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Here’s a new way to relieve motorway boredom – Spot the Solution! It’s not difficult: you’ll see lots of them painted proudly onto the side of lorries as companies deliver their solutions up and down the country. Because adding the word ‘solutions’ to a strapline, or in some cases, the company name, sounds so professional and dynamic doesn’t it?
You could spice up the game by choosing the best worst use of the dreaded word or the most baffling. Here is just a selection of the ones I’ve spotted recently:
The General Category
Total Water Solutions from Good Water (complete with hazard and poison signs just underneath)
Independent Workwear Solutions (that would be clothes then)
Environmental Consultants Sustainable Solutions
The ‘Works Without Solutions’ Category
Vehicle Solutions Vehicle Hire and Rental (What’s wrong with Vehicle Hire and Rental?)
Medical Gas Solutions
EON smarter metering solutions
Star prize in this category goes to ‘Vehicle Solutions’.
Warberer’s Optimum Solution (sounds rather sinister…)
Sustainable Group Energy Solutions
Maningly Co Product Solutions
CBES Constructive Solutions (go figure)
Delivering Retail Solutions (“Hello, here’s the consignment of retail solutions you ordered…”)
Specialist Access Solutions
Lifting Solutions (for lifting what?)
Just in Time Solutions
Total Engineered Solutions
Ah. Too many beauties in this category to choose an outright winner. The star prize is shared between Warberer’s, CBES, Top Solutions and Just in Time Solutions. Why waste ink on something so esoteric?
Here are a couple without solutions. They’re just silly:
Delivering Sustainable Distribution (Uh?)
Excellence. Simply delivered
Support that works as hard as a cat (Hello – have you ever observed a cat? Below are some pictures of our cat hard at work)
So, over to you but please play this game safely and responsibly! I should stress that I do have a passenger to do the scribbling and photography for me… honest officer.