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Angels swoon over Roll's sausage role play: 28 years of MicroScope funnies (11)

Back in 1995, then Microsoft Office product manager Oliver Roll was making a presentation to top executives at London temping agency Office Angels. 

In a bid to keep things interesting, Olly had decided to incorporate a number of costume changes in the session ranging from corporate salesman to Postman Pat to a member of the Starship Enterprise crew.

But as Olly made one of his changes behind the projection screen, he gave the assembled audience a view of a little bit more than just Microsoft's product roadmap. Not to beat about the bush, he also flashed his sausage roll.

Audience reaction was divided. One Angel described the presentation as "amazing, we're definitely being given four for the price of one here". But another colleague was less impressed: "That's the worst bundle I've ever seen, no wonder they call them shrink wrapped packages."

Thankfully, the experience did not cause Olly's spirits to droop but only served to stiffen his resolve and he has since risen to the heights of Microsoft's worldwide PR general manager.

This was first published in April 2011

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