11 June 2010 – Day 1
It says a great deal about the influence of a World Cup that an otherwise sedate office where the vast majority of staff have no interest in football, has suddenly been transformed in the last two days. The wall-chart is up, a number of St George’s cross flags proudly hang from the celling and football related sweets, cakes and biscuits have sprung up next to the kettle. Dress-down Friday has seen people take on the football theme and not to be left out a lad from Scotland has brought in his Royal Standard of Scotland flag, which has given rise to some “friendly” banter. And last but not least once we come across the infamous Office Sweepstake Law which states that…..”anybody with an interest in football won’t draw a decent country…”. Why oh why did I not listen……………..anybody know the Serbian national anthem?