Dr Mumbo

The travails of Gerry Fortuna: An underdog’s story

It’s fair to say this will be the most bizarre day in the life of the marvellously named Gerry Fortuna, who awoke this morning to find his face, and farewell email, plastered all over Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.

His story is as old as time: boy starts job with Nine; boy meets girl; boy forms crush on girl; boy gets new job; boy sends leaving email to 1,400 colleagues talking about his crush on said co-worker; email gets printed in major newspaper.

Gerry’s tweet trail this morning tells the tale of how he is handling the new found fame:

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Then an appearance on Fox FM’s Fifi and Dave show:

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And as the attention spirals our would-be Romeo realises he may have made a romantic rod for his own back (and a new hashtag):

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As the attention keeps coming, so does the realisation he may have been made to look a bit of a berk:

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But he still has the good grace to think of the reputation of the lovely Mia:

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He’s now so famous he’s even snubbing Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa:

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Fortunately the fame shouldn’t go to his head. At least the 12 followers of the “self-confessed” visionary are able to keep up to date with his rollercoaster day.


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