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Christmas Blues

The food factory RF Brookes in Wigston, Leicestershire, U.K., distributed a special holiday treat for its employees: a Christmas pudding — which bore an expiration date of March of last year. Managers immediately noticed the problem, ordered fresh ones, and apologized to staffers about the delay, but some employees ran to the media anyway to gripe. “It’s disgusting,” whined one who refused to be named. “You work hard all year long and they just give you an out-of-date Christmas pudding.” (RC/Leicester Mercury) ...“I cried because I had no Christmas pudding from my boss until I met a man — and then a woman, and then a thousand others — who had no job.”
Publication Date: 03 January 2010
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 16.

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