A very English response

Via numerous newspapers comes this tale of revenge, in a very English, understated way. A city lawyer demanded £4 in payment after one of the office secretarys dropped ketchup on his trousers; he left notes on her desk as well as emailing her. The secretary responded to his email – copying the office as she went, many of whom then forwarded the mail on, in appreciation of her irony-laiden putdowns;

“I must apologise for not getting back to you straight away but due to my mother’s sudden illness, death and funeral I have had more pressing issues than your £4.” She went on: “I apologise for accidentally getting a few splashes of ketchup on your trousers. Obviously your financial need as a senior associate is greater than mine as a mere secretary.”

Meanwhile, English Heritage workers are threatening to hold a walk-out on 21 June, apparently deliberatly targeting the summer solstice, or so the new stories read. So will that make it harder or easier to get into Stonehenge?

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