It was the early 80’s we were working in the Middle East. At the time American Express was running the “Do You Know Me?” ad campaign, (are you old enough to remember them?). One of the guys thought this picture would be humorous. At the end of every ad there was a comment by the “celebrity” – Stephen King’s comment was – Without it, isn’t life a little scary?
We had our own ending comment that made reference to both the H&K and the American Express Card – at that time; many of our associates appreciated the humor in our comment. Today my guess is outside my small circle of brothers and sisters; we would be heavily criticized for the comment.
At an ASIS conference, we had the picture displayed in our booth. The American Express Security team asked for a copy, and used it some of their slide presentations. My guess is that would not be the case in today’s environment.