Munch hunch

Neville Eisenberg may have pulled off the biggest transatlantic deal for months, and he may be bestriding the Continent like a colossus, but there's one part of his own firm that he just can't tame. Tulkinghorn can reveal that the Berwin Leighton Paisner managing partner has no respect among his kitchen staff.
It seems that when the brand new meeting rooms were designed, Eisenberg thought that people should be eating more healthily – so in came the cranberry juice on tap along with the tea and coffee.
But then he took a step too far and made the most radical reform any managing partner could conceive of: he suggested getting rid of the biscuits in favour of healthy nibbles, such as celery and carrots, duly prompting a palace revolt by the kitchen staff, who pointed out that carrots and celery would start curling up within minutes. And so the biscuits were saved, amid rejoicing among the lawyers. There's got to be a management lesson there somewhere.