Friday, July 14, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Kim Jong II of North Korea "He loves his people so much that on his birthday he permits them to eat white rice two days in a row. "


Like a country living under a dictator, once a year our staff gather together for a celebration of our leader's birthday. If he could, I'm sure he'd make it a public holiday. Bizarrely, he takes on the cooking duties himself. Perhaps not the best use of resources to have a man on a £100k+ salary spending all morning in the kitchen, but he likes to demonstrate his culinery skills.

So today we all ate together. The food was good, especially the cherries in bourbon, but I don't feel any closer to my colleagues on account of this - just bloated.

And in further relation to the title, I did have a bit of a Marilyn moment this morning when my dress was caught by a gust of wind.

5 comments:

Lucy In The Sky said...

I saw a woman have a Marilyn moment earlier in the town. Shame she was wearing unfortunate granny pants. I trust you fared better :o)

SandDancer said...

I caught it in time to stop it being a full display, but I did wish I was wearing some of those shorts pants instead.

northern monkey said...

sounds more fun than what we were forced to do today! A sport relief mile run....embarrassment factor quadrupled by our location
"Just run down to elephant and castle and back again" shouted the chief exec at the start line...It was crap, someof my colleagues wore fancy dress, I walked and it cost me £4 to do it - that's 2 pints of lager!

SandDancer said...

Which pubs are you drinking in that charge £2 per pint? Surely not in London?

It does sound awful - I only run when I'm tipsy coming home on my own and I get bored walking, but the street has to be empty. The thought of running in front on work colleagues is too terrible to think out.

northern monkey said...

I have the honour of working with one of the stingiest (but in a very nice way) people I have ever met, and he has introduced to me all the hidden, incredibly cheap places to drink in London...there's even a bar just off the strand where lager is £1.80 a pint and it's not even a stinky old mans pub (like many of the places he recommends). said friend also offers a mean line in where to get cheap but good food...