Office bod Brian Smallwood, from Mithering on the Trent, has decided that, after nearly eight months of not doing so, this week he will, almost certainly, definitely send an email to his office staff, just to stay in touch.
'I thought,' said Brian, 'that these people, who have almost become a second family to me, might like to hear from me, or they might like to know that I have been thinking about them, from time to time. Obviously, I haven't; I have been furloughed, earning money for not going into the office. I personally hope Lockdown continues.'
Francis Johnston Smythe said: 'It is nice that, after all this time, Brian has decided that he might send us all an email, but one of the few upsides of Lockdown is that I haven't had to think about the office, the pittance I am paid, and the fact that, every year at the Chrismas party, I have to fix the photocopier.'