I went to Wimbledon today to watch the tennis championships. It was a warm, sunny day – thankfully the rain didn’t play spoilsport.
As we were waiting in the queue to enter, volunteers were handing out free samples of one of those brands that make fruit muesli bars. I kept mine in my bag, and when I went through security check (yes, just like in airports), the guard told me that I couldn’t take the bar in because it was a ‘branded item’ and would ‘constitute advertising in the grounds’, which wasn’t allowed as per their rules (!!!!). According to the friend who accompanied me, it was probably because he wanted to have it for himself (ha ha), but jokes aside, the guy happened to overlook the fact that I had a Nikon camera and a bottle of Evian water (another free sample) as well. So Evian and Nikon aren’t brands but Jordan’s is?
Walking back to the tube station in the evening, I caught this on camera. Smart way of appealing to the public in an area whose claim to fame is the tennis arena after which it is named!