Management Group is having a day away from the office to talk about the big picture stuff they would be talking about at Management Group meetings if they weren't too busy discussing what to call their meetings and the state of the teaspoons at Helminthdale Library. "Away day," say some, with a sniff. "Severance," say many with undisguised glee.
Apparently they should have set off for Abattoir Lane Community Centre half an hour ago but T.Aldous has just arrived and told them that it's nine thirty, not eight thirty after all. So rather than waste time getting anything productive done they're cluttering the lobby talking about their weekends. Leading by example.