TPR was offered the post of Reader in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, even without a PhD. I considered this rather odd, but it was his industry expertise that was sought.
In the meantime he had to complete his HNC in Exercise Science. This involved a trip to the highlands by minibus. One of the other students announced that he had to drop out because he couldn’t afford it.
‘This is what happens when you blow your entire student grant on a weekend trip to London and a night in the VIP suite at China White‘, muttered TPR bitterly in response.