I've just had a conversation with someone in a different team at work over the phone. She was asking for a specific capital modelling paper that our team had produced a few months back so that she could pass it on to head office over in Tokyo. I'd never heard of it so I suggested she ask the director of our department who was bound to know. In reply she said.
"Ah but he's in Egypt".
I thought she said EEEJIT (ah but he's an idiot), so I replied,
"...yeah, but he is our Chief Risk Officer..."
It was only after looking at his calendar that I saw that he is in fact on holiday.
Ha, ha. I don't think she noticed. Very funny though. Bloody northerners!