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.