Year 3, week 38: age-old problem

Much fuss at a chambers meeting yesterday. Apparently we recently turned down a fifty-eight year old lady for interview and she has made an official complaint claiming that she has been discriminated against on account of her age. “We didn’t take her on,” said OldSmoothie diplomatically, “because she was a mad old witch and for what it’s worth, I think I am quoting UpTights’s exact words.”
“You had UpTights and OldSmoothie on the same interview panel?” said BusyBody incredulously.
“She was a mad old witch,” said UpTights. “But it was the mad and the witch bits that did it. Not her age.”
“Well that’ll look just great when she gets disclosure of your notes,” said TheCreep.
“Notes?” responded OldSmoothie. “I certainly wasn’t taking notes. It’s one thing asking us to give up a whole Saturday morning. Quite another to expect us to be compos mentis sufficient to take notes. For my part I didn’t get home from the Club until four in the morning.”
“Nor me,” said UpTights remaining tight-lipped as to her own reasons for not doing so.
“Who was the third member of the panel?” asked TheCreep.
“I was,” said TheBusker. “Though I’m afraid my notes only cover my own judgment of the matter.”
“And what did they say?” asked TheCreep.
“Er, well, you have to remember that these were for my private use only.”
“Well, what did they say?” barked UpTights.
“And they certainly weren’t meant to cause any offence.”
“Look. Stop beating around the bush and just tell us,” she screeched.
“Er, well. It’s pretty succinct actually.” He paused, looking slightly sheepish, before looking down at a piece of paper and slowly reading the following words: “Makes even UpTights seem positively laid back.”

Ouch.

June 16, 2009 · Tim Kevan · 4 Comments
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4 Responses

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  2. Kate Barclay - June 17, 2009

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  3. Jason - June 17, 2009

    In the new world of non-anonymous bloggers – as enforced by The Times, would you please publish your full name and current employer?
    According to The Times’ own QC, there is a public interest in these things.

  4. Ed Walker - June 17, 2009

    Jason,
    You obviously missed the article revealing the identity of BabyB’s author only a few months ago after it was revealed he had a book deal with Bloomsbury – see http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6009689.ece