Date Published 20 June 2012
When Piers Morgan was woken up three times one night in his American bed by transatlantic phone calls from Savills, he wasn't awfully amused.
But he did what any self-respecting modern man does – and turned to Twitter.
`Thanks to Savills estate agents in London who rang my NY flat at 3am, 4am and 6am, despite me saying EACH TIME their client had moved.`
He later tweeted to the host of a chat show, apologising for having sounding a little tired: `An idiotic estate agent from SavillsUK woke me up all night.`
He added: `I mean, just how stupid does a Savills estate agent have to be to call a NY flat at 3am, 4am and 6am? And have the SAME conversation 3 times?`
And then tweeted: `I think my revenge will come in Savills estate agent jokes. I'll retweet the best – may concentrate their lobotomized minds going forward.`
Thus galvanised, a lot of jokes were immediately tweeted at Savills' expense, such as: `How do you confuse Savills estate agents? Give them a letter with PTO on both sides.` And: `How many Savills agents does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to screw the bulb in and the other to screw the buyer.`
Lords Estate Agents (naughty!) tweeted: `Why won't sharks eat estate agents from Savills? Professional courtesy!`
Another wrote: `How do you make a Savills agent crazy? Put him in a round room and tell him there's a finder's fee in the corner.`
Then there was the old chestnut: `Why have Savills stopped looking out of the window in the morning? Because they'd have nothing to do in the afternoon.`
There was also: `120 people on an oil rig. How do you know which 1 works for Savills – that is the one throwing bread to the helicopter.` And: `Why did the Savills estate agent tiptoe past the medicine cabinet? So he wouldn't wake up the sleeping pills.`
Not to mention: `How do you keep Savills busy? Give them a bag of M ‘n' Ms and tell them to sort them into Ms and Ws.`
Even Amanda Holden got in on the act: `They also show you around a house, walk into the kitchen and say, ‘This is the kitchen!' (No shit Sherlock!!)`
Anyway, you get the gist.
Finally, Savills – who are also on Twitter and were included in the bombardment – cracked and tweeted: `Sincere apologies to Piers Morgan. We'll track down who's got you on redial and send them back to school.`
The last word went to Piers Morgan. He suggested: `Maybe give them a world clock?`