Tag Archives: report

Private jets and potty mouth swears (Belle)

I turned up at my old workplace to be told I had better hurry up and moderate the meeting that had just started. I wanted to know who was going to be writing up the report and my boss said: … Continue reading

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Fracas at conference dinner (Rousse)

As I eavesdropped on the conference conversation at the top table I could sense PB’s increasing frustration at the ignorant pronouncements of the American. ‘What’s the main message of your keynote anyway?’ the American drawled. ‘There’s little point in trying … Continue reading

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Jaded academic seeks oblivion with the help of yellow jellied cocaine (Rousse)

It took us a while to find the meeting on the top floor of a deserted University building. The venue was a formal board room, and it was packed. All the great and good were there, including KW who greeted … Continue reading

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Newspaper gossip (Rousse)

Apparently a national newspaper was about to report what XY-Z said to NP as witnessed by LM. This could get messy.

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Unheeded feedback and the magical properties of water (Rousse)

Once again I was astonished by the versatility of my colleague C. Sitting to the left of me, he chaired Monday’s meeting – while simultaneously presenting his report in person from the other side of the table. I liked C’s … Continue reading

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RyanAir cancels flight then holds customers in airport overnight (Rousse)

The RyanAir flight to London was cancelled and we were forced to stay in the airport overnight until 5:00am. No arguing with NI would persuade the staff to open the doors and let us out – even when I pointed … Continue reading

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A disputed opinion of Brooke – and another lost suitcase (Rousse)

It was probably just as well that I was leaving town. The last few meals with NP, GB and JLW had been rather awkward. Somehow I kept saying the wrong thing. The last straw came when one of the others … Continue reading

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A half-written report, a lazy student, and a planned death (Rousse)

WM sat at the kitchen table with her half-written report in front of her. Another couple of students were milling around, but not the one that WM was after. When her quarry eventually appeared WM shouted at him for not … Continue reading

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A confused news report (Rousse)

At first the news report gave the impression that there had been a terrorist attack at Heathrow Airport. In fact police had shot dead a terrorist infiltrator disguised as an airport security guard.

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A bouncy cousin and a paper husband (Rousse)

My cousin EA bounced into our bedroom declaring that it was time to get up. It was not, and I told him to go back to bed. I needed all the sleep I could get before waking to my 06:00am … Continue reading

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