So Long Jacques!!

Let me introduce to you Jacques. Here he is working hard and making some calls- despite the fact that the phone looks like it might not be plugged in.

Today Jacques, our email campaign co-ordinator is enjoying his last ever few hours working at eSpares as he has accepted a new role in a galaxy far, far away. He will be missed by some and we wish him all the best. I’ve worked with Jacques for just over a year and have enjoyed none of it. Nah, that’s a lie- I’ve enjoyed a small majority of it- whilst the rest of the time I’d categorise as bearable.

As per usual Jacques’s presence has been requested at a quick Q & A session before his departure. So without further adieu………..

Name: Jacques Max Guillaachrist Corby-Tuech, Guillaachrist is misspelt because my French Dad didn’t know how to spell it on the papers, and he’d probably had a few celebratory drinks. ‘Celebratory’ see: ‘drowning his sorrows’

Date of birth: (Why have we asked this? No reason) 18/06/88 What a great date

Favourite restaurant/ pub? Wagamama, except for the part where you have to knock elbows with strangers. And eat the average-at-best food

What’s your favourite food? Steak, as rare as possible. As rare as they can only properly do in France

Who’s your favourite colleague? Clarke Who?

Who’s the funniest colleague? Clarke Who?

Who’s the funniest looking colleague? Caitlin Clever

Do you ever wear your ruck sack on the front to help protect against pickpockets? No, I’m not a tourist. Final answer? Just bring up CCTV……

What’s your favourite colour? #318CE7 Geek to English translation tells me this is some shade of blue

Do you feel like an idiot that your wallet and mobile were stolen virtually from under your nose? Yep. But I’m insured, so s’all good. That’s good- plus story offers great ice breaker when out at your local Wetherspoons

Is it possible for a swallow to carry a coconut? Probably, what size swallow and/or coconut are we talking about? Forget it

Luke Skywalker or Hans Solo? Darth Vader Oooooooookay……….

Darth Vader or Obi One? Darth Vader Right that works now

Alps or beach? Alps. I swear this has to be a trick question. Do you want it to be a trick question?

Being French born and living in England do you inherently harbour strong feelings of anger/ resentment towards all things British? No, I feel like I probably should, but I’m practicing my French nonchalance. Goodluck

How long did it take you to get to work this morning? This morning? Erm, left home at 7:20, got to work at 8:06, so 46 mins. Most of which is spent waiting around like a chump at Willesden Junction, which is pretty much the windiest station in London. That’s too bad and especially considering it’s not even that cold yet. Roll on winter

Have you ever written a post in ‘Rush Hour Crush’ about girls you see on your commute? Na, too busy looking at my phone to creep on strangers on my way to/from work. Yeah too obvious…..creeping on strangers on phone via Facebook is less conspicuous.

Do you have a favourite seat on the train? Corner seats are the best. Sure

But in all seriousness, thanks from all of us at eSpares for the work you’ve done Jacques. Goodluck with everything. It’s been totes real.

Jacques perfect steak (actual cut fat boy ate last night)

This is Jacques at Willesden Station this morning………

This is Jacques favourite colour (apparently)


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  1. Blap

    on November 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    you can’t be “more inconspicuous”. it should be “less conspicuous”. Blap!

  2. Caitlin Mckim

    on January 3, 2013 at 11:01 am - Reply

    D’oh!! Better late than never I suppose. Thanks for that!!! Amended above 🙂

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