Always outnumbered. Generally overdresssed.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday Morning Memento Mori

Wikipedia gives only 20 people killed by wolves in the last 10 years. So, yes, you are very unlikely to be killed by a wolf but then that is almost certainly exactly what those 20 people thought.

Ethologist Doctor Valerius Geist of the University of Calgary, has outlined seven stages which will help you gauge whether your agency is at risk of wolf-attack.
  • The first outlined stage is a scarcity of wild game, be it due to poaching, habitat loss or seasonal migration.
  • Wolves begin approaching the agency, though limiting their visits to nocturnal hours. Their presence is usually established by barking matches with traffic.
  • After a certain amount of time, wolves begin to frequent work areas in daylight hours and observe account handlers at a distance.
  • The wolves begin acting more boldly, attacking account handlers and producers at daylight, sometimes pursuing their prey into the spray-mounting room. The wolves at this point do not focus on humans, but will growl and act threateningly toward them.
  • The wolves begin attacking senior suits and may follow planners and look into the windows of meeting rooms. Even if the room has been booked for some time beforehand.
  • Creatives begin to be harassed, usually in a "playful" manner. The wolves will chase creatives over short distances and nip at them, though will retreat if confronted.
  • Wolves begin attacking creatives in a predatory fashion.

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