Now this is something which i could have possibly only known from the internet ...
Removing the ketchup stain from his trousers cost Richard Phillips $7.30 (4 pounds). The subsequent spat over who would pay the bill may have cost the lawyer his dignity.
An e-mail exchange allegedly between Phillips and his secretary, Jenny Amner, has been forwarded around Britain's legal community, spread across the Internet and become a talking point in the press.
Newspapers Friday reprinted the exchange, which began with a May 25 message purportedly from Phillips, a senior associate at the law firm Baker & McKenzie of Chicago, to his secretary.
"Hi Jenny. I went to a dry cleaners at lunch and they said it would cost 4 pounds to remove the ketchup stains. If you cd let me have the cash today, that wd be much appreciated," it said.
Amner, who was off work because of her mother's death, replied in piquant style June 3.
"I must apologize for not getting back to you straight away but due to my mother's sudden illness, death and funeral I have had more pressing issues than your 4 pounds. ... Obviously your financial need as a senior associate is greater than mine as a mere secretary," her e-mail read.
jeez....reminds me of a joke that made its rounds in chutney
once a firang, desi lingo for a caucasian male ....came down to a village in haryana....he wentr across absorbing the rustic beauty of the place and its people ....a group of village folks were sittina round a cot ...smokin a hookah( a sheesha), quipped yeh angrez bahut velle hote hain !
This proves it !