I passed this delivery truck in my neighborhood yesterday afternoon. The service is new to me, but the name is a classic.
Can it really be over 30 years now — 1981 in fact — since Dudley Moore burst onto the scene in the comedy classic Arthur, with Sir John Gielgud at his side as his loyal, oh-so-proper manservant Hobson?
Even he might approve of the logo’s jaunty cap and just-so tie.
The driver of the delivery van was very young. I couldn’t help but wonder — does he even understand the reference for the company name?
Perhaps he is more familiar with the cringeworthy 2011 movie version of Arthur where Helen Mirren portrayed Hobson in a bit of gender-bending casting. If so, he is probably confused by the logo. (Helen didn’t wear a hat.)
And thinks the movie was awful.
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