116. Compare the Meerkat.com
Trade mugs by definition do as exactly what they say on the err..mug. Logo, strapline & contact details. Nuff said. Message received. White, 2 Sugars please.
Imagine our inquisitiveness in Mugspotters HQ when this cryptic curio made its grand entrance. The mug itself is a rare outing for The Deco, so first off it has style. The innards contain symmetrical ladybirds and the teasing couplet: WITH LADYBIRD TEA IN CLAW ANYTHING IS POSSIBLES adorning its enviable exterior girth.
It’s even signed off by what looks like AlekMercapton or something.
More astute & square-eyed Spotters may has sussed ‘POSSIBLES‘ as a clue. The big reveal is on its undercarriage:
Compare The Meerkat.com.
Yes, it’s the scourge of high street insurance brokers everywhere, Compare the Market.com who have in recent years created a long-running and popular ad campaign featuring everyone favourites Meerkat characters. Whilst other price comparison sites have abandoned their fat opera singers and Village People-spoofing jingles, CTM.com know that cute & cuddly sells and have stayed faithful to them, even offering Meerkat collectibles when you switch your insurance or credit card. (I’m not on commission honest..)
Actually if I was to sign up with them I’d stay “Stuff the stuffed toy. I demand one of your mugs!”