As a recipient of substantial public funding, the Royal Opera House takes great care to appear accessible. They wouldn’t want to exclude or alienate any segment of society. All the more entertaining, then, that this conversation must have actually taken place…
INT. OFFICE – DAY
We’ve almost finished the new mailing list sign-up form.
Great. I see there’s a text box for “Title”. People like drop-downs. Could we make that a menu?
Sure. What options do you want?
How about I query the database for all the things people have typed in the box, and then we’ll just include those as the options?
Great idea – but whatever you do, don’t send me the list to look at first, because there’s absolutely no way that could backfire on us by giving the public an embarrassing insight into our core demographic.
Sure thing. Have a good weekend.
Thanks to CJ for the tip.
Viscountess is bad, but HRH Sultan Shah is way worse. Is there actually such a person anywhere in Europe? And all the variety of princesses – I lost count between HRH Princess, HRH The Princess, etc. This is great for anthropological research of opera goers. Once anthropologists went to study aborigines, but now it’s possible to switch to Covent Garden audience.
It’s still up – just select “Other” – Dowager Marchioness, sweet.
@AR: I’m pretty sure ‘existing in Europe’ wasn’t a criterion. And it hasn’t been long gone, anyway.