Friday, September 30, 2005

17.12 On Time
We had our achievements recognised today. Pictures were taken, handshakes exchanged, speeches delivered. There was much back slapping and mutual admiration.

OldFishWife, having had first hand experience of the much vaunted 'commitment to training' and 'investment in staff', almost choked on indignation, finding it hard not to heckle.

We had low expectations of the celebratory buffet. We joked that maybe there would be some finely sliced budget sausage rolls, ready salted own brand crisps, a pointless bowl of lettuce and possibly some bullet-like mini scotch eggs.

The reality was even less inspired. We were honoured with mashed crabstick sandwiches, ready salted own-brand crisps and the daringly innovative margarine & red onion roll. The orange juice was thoughtfully served at room temperature.

WalkingMedicalEncyclopediaColleauge was seen to march off in a huff muttering: " There's nothing for me here - Prawns on every plate!"

There's no such thing as a free lunch, and rumour has it that this one cost four pounds a head.

An enquiry has been launched.

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