Friday, January 23, 2009

Who is W.G.P?

I ask that question, because for the longest time possible, i.e. the last 58 years plus, I thought I was W.G.P.
However, upon reading My Desk Top Calendar for January 20th 2009, I found the following quote. “A big talker usually talks himself into unpopularity.”
A very true and apt observation I thought at the time, but was particularly attracted to whom it was attributed to, and saw that it was simply inscribed as written by W.G.P. Which, in case you haven’t guessed it by now, just happens to be my initials, and I know I didn’t write it. So people, today your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to find out and tell me who the other W.G. P. is? Thank you.

1 comment:

Rob said...

W.G.P. is a gentleman by the name of Willam George Plunkett who worked for the Collins company for nearly 40 years.
He worked in the print room and oversaw the production of the refills. Over
the years he wrote his own quotes and they started appearing in the product.
He died in 1975 and Collins have continued the tradition of including some
of his quotes on a Wednesday.