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‘Proper Bants’? This Ad Seriously Overestimates Our Love For The Office

Written by on September 3, 2020

Article Published on Thursday September 3, 2020 11:00 AM by


‘Proper Bants’? This Ad Seriously Overestimates Our Love For The Office


It’s time for office workers to go back to work – and no doubt, we’re beyond excited to see our “second family”, engage in some “proper bants”, then slope off early for a “cheeky afternoon in the sun”.

That’s according to a Dettol advert, anyway, which is causing quite the stir on Twitter. The ad, pictured at Euston tube station by a commuter, seems to assume there’s a LOT we miss about the office – and it couldn’t be more wrong.

“Hearing an alarm. Putting on a tie. Carrying a handbag. Caffeine-filled air,” it opens confidently, rounding up some of those “little things” we’re just thrilled to get back to.

Other things we’ve been missing, apparently, include “receptionists” and “weird carpet” – as if human employees and office fixtures are one and the same.

Never mind that “taking a lift” and “face-to-face meetings” are a perilous business in this coronavirus age. Dettol is keen to remind us to disinfect surfaces we use throughout the day” – and “Keep Protecting”/

As you might imagine, Twitter has no truck with the “proper bants” we supposedly get in the office – of which this ad seems to be a particularly egregious case.

In fact, people had issues with a lot of it to be honest. 

All the supposedly fun things about office life catalogued by a disinfectant brand are things we either don’t miss (bants, buzzwords and meetings), things that most of us never did anyway (putting on a tie, carrying a handbag, and taking the afternoon off – or wholly inanimate objects like carpet and plastic plants. 

Anyway, back to the office we go. 

HuffPost UK has contacted Dettol UK about the reaction to the advert and will update this piece if we receive a response. 

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