Queenie: Vanished, Lord Percy, not *varnished*.
Lord Percy Percy: Forgive me, my lady, but my uncle Bertram’s old oak table completely vanished. ‘Twas on the night of the great Stepney fire. And on that same terrible night, his house and all his other things completely vanished too. So did he, in fact. It was a most perplexing mystery.
Overnight news coverage like this probably didn’t help:
Here’s a thought; if your best line of defence is that you’re not as bad as one of the largest frauds of our generation or not as bad as the largest banking collapses in the modern era, you might be in trouble.
Seriously though, Wokepac has more change and comms consultants than Belgium has waffle makers and he still made gaffes like this.
Who was advising him and why didn’t they said, “Brian, just fucking work from home until the Board meeting”?
Introducing William of Ockham’s General Theory of Australia:
A small pond results in a masssive case of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
This is fine in a rising or stable market.
The moment negative consequences occur however, the enormous gulf between actual competence and perception is exposed.
Just the PR disaster of this sorry episode should be proof enough.
For me, a critical indicator you are dealing with someone who is subject to The General Theory of Australia are the shoes they are wearing.
No, hear me out…..
If you have a good inkling the person is earning, let’s say more than $250k a year, yet they are wearing rubber-soled shoes, likely bought at Kmart, rather than handmade Loakes or perhaps Cheney’s, then there’s a fair chance they’ve rose to that position without ever having to be tested in adversity.
That metric doesn’t work so well for females; I tend to judge the women by their choice of Friday casual clothes.