If anyone wonders why I sometimes appear or sound stressed, the following message, recently received by email from one of my Chairmen, might go some way to explaining
Dear A drew
I ave acu e problems wi my email. ree keys are o worki g. I ca o use e key a comes be wee e R a d e Y, or e key w ic comes be wee e G a d e J, or e key w ic is be wee e B a d e M.
I ca o a e d your mee i g. Sorry.
ope you u ders a d is message.
In case you don't have the will to work it out, here is what he should have written:
I have acute problems with my email. Three keys are not working. I cannot use the key that comes between the R and the Y, nor the key which comes between the G and the J, nor the key which is between the B and the M.
I cannot attend your meeting. Sorry.
Hope you understand this message.
That's cleared up that one, then !