It was our secretary Marianne's last day at work so we went to the pub at lunchtime to say our goodbyes.
She was in the middle of telling us how excited she was about the new position, which involved more responsibility and a good extra dollop of cash, when her mobile rang.
Marianne answered it and then burst into floods of tears. It was the MD of her new company ringing up to say that they were in financial trouble so not to bother turning up next week or any other week.
It was a rather subdued lunch.
Our new secretary starts on Monday...unless we ring her over the weekend.