Snap quiz: desk stuff

Peter Hickman peter.hickman at
Thu Nov 23 11:14:06 GMT 2006

Dave Cross wrote:
> Quoting Peter Hickman <peter.hickman at>:
>> 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 :)
> When did pubs start opening all afternoon? I definitely remember being 
> thrown out of pubs at 2:30 or 3:00 and being forced to go back to work.
> But I also remember a company where my team leader would occasionally 
> insist that we all stayed in the pub all afternoon - well, until we 
> all got written warnings for it.
> Dave...
Can't remember, it's all kinda blurry. I used to get mentioned in other 
peoples reviews if they spend too much time with me - I was seen by the 
middle management as a 'bad influence' on the rest of the developers. 
Yeh, like the 15st rugby players needed me to teach them how to drink.

Peter Hickman.

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