Dial hectic

Oh the joys of a telephone switchboard. Last week Tulkinghorn found himself tumbling down an Alice in Wonderland-style communications rabbit-hole after being cut off when trying to contact a partner. Dazed, confused and disorientated, Tulkinghorn suddenly popped up, undetected, in an Allen & Overy conference call.

Not usually one to earwig, Tulkinghorn nevertheless found it hard to hang up, especially when the discussion turned to occupational health and safety. Sadly, it didn’t take long before the participants cottoned on to his heavy breathing and demanded to know who was on the line. Good to know the firm’s anti-spy system is working well.