Sobering fought

Tulkinghorn is used to rubbish surveys from marketing types floating across his desk, often quickly hurried along on their way to the circular file. But one recent missive caused a double take and a spray of digestive biscuits across Tulkinghorn’s otherwise spotless desk.

“Most British business managers believe it is now perfectly acceptable not to offer alcohol at a business lunch.”

Tulkinghorn would quickly like to point out right here and now that it is certainly not acceptable not to offer alcohol at a business lunch. Particularly when scribes are involved. Anyone attempting to not offer alcohol at a lunch attended by Tulkinghorn will be politely slapped and find themselves eating alone.