Monday, 13 April 2020
Whether this happened or not I don't know...
A Cabinet Minister sits at his desk with a PR man opposite.
An aide enters carrying a paper document.
“Excuse me, sir. Could you sign this document please.”
“Can’t you see I’m busy.”
“It’s the order for PPE equipment.”
“I said I’m busy!”
The aide leaves. The PR man heaves a sigh. The Minister grimaces.
“Now, where were we. Oh yes. The statement about our readiness to control the virus. Yes, that’s good. I like that bit.”
The aide enters with another document.
“Sorry to bother you again, sir. But could you please sign this document.”
“For Heaven’s sake, haven’t I told you I’m busy!”
“But it’s the order for the ventilators, sir.”
“Are you deaf? I’m busy. Go!”
The aide leaves. The Minister keeps reading.
“I do like that phrase ‘We’ll get it done’. That’ll appeal to the voters, I’m sure.”
The PR man smiles in a self-satisfied manner. The Minister gets up.
“Well, it’s getting near to my TV slot, so I’d better get smartened up.”
“Good luck sir. I hope you don’t get any difficult questions.”
“Thanks. Do I care?”