Monday, January 02, 2012


Not just any old meeting - an all-staff seminar. Same old result, though.

"...and we're calling the launch date of this project 'Year Zero'."

"Strictly speaking," says a strained voice from the back, "Shouldn't that be 'Year One'? I don't see how you can equate the success or failure of this project with the work of Pol Pot."

Nobody likes a smart arse.

"You've got a point - he's done NOTHING since Britain's Got Talent. But, alas, the decision has been made. It's Year Zero. Only with less deaths."

"Fewer. Fewer deaths."

"If you insist. Fewer deaths."

"How many fewer?"

*** SPANG! ***

"Just the one for now. Any further questions?"

There are no further questions.

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