Flu adieu

Tulkinghorn’s heard a lot of excuses over the years for not being able to get hold of partners, but the one from Tarlo Lyons’ switchboard last week has to be the best yet.

After several minutes of fruitless holding (silent, too, without a tinny rendition of The Four Seasons), the receptionist returned to apologetically inform Tulkinghorn that everyone appeared to be absent as it was the firm’s flu jab day.

Was it bird flu? At least it should mean no one at Tarlos will be pulling a sickie for the rest of the winter.