Snap quiz: desk stuff

Peter Hickman peter.hickman at
Thu Nov 23 08:59:55 GMT 2006

Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 10:00:38AM +0000, Adam Auden wrote:
>> On 11/22/06, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
>>> Mind you, it was somewhat disturbing to go to the coffee station in the
>>> office and finding two cans of lighter fluid in amongst the milk and
>>> teabags...
>> For when the 3 pint lunch just doesn't cut it?
> I think my record at one job was a five pint lunch, starting at about 1pm
> and ending four ours later. I returned to the office to hand in my
> resignation (which had been written the previous evening) and collect my
> stuff.
When I worked at Del Monte in Feltham (and then Staines) I used to go to 
lunch at the earliest opportunity and wait there, whilst having a few 
pints, until the head of department turned up. Pints were exchanged and 
I would finally return to work two and a half hours later in the company 
of the head of department completely pissed and fall asleep at my desk. 
Got away with it for 3 years :)

This is not in my CV you understand, but as that was the 80s and I am 
practically tea total these days I feel that it is safe to mention it.

Peter Hickman.

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