Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dinglebottom Dangles “Low Hanging” Durian

Dear Fellow Shareholders,

Lady Margaret Thatcher may be uglier than the rear end of a Kowloon Motor Bus, but she does know a thing or two about witticisms. And had she been a manager of a distinguished Hong Kong-based trading company, I suspect she might have said: “Every Taipan needs a Dinglebottom”.

Fellow shareholders, Chief Accountant David Dinglebottom (one G, two Ts) – holder of an Advanced CPA with a double concentration in Deferred Tax [IAS 12 and FRS 19] and Implied Volatility – is a Rothwell-Gornt veteran. It was his idea that we should layoff 20% of our workforce before the New Year.

Why, I hear you ask? The answer is simple – It means that a New Year bonus pool of rather more Gorntian proportions may now be distributed amongst the more gainfully employed. It is nothing short of a stroke of ethically dubious genius!

In other news - Ian Dunross has returned from the wilds of East Turkestan in time for Christmas. That is fortunate because I have arranged for Maid Number One to bake a Filipino specialty – a preserved durian Christmas cake - and have it delivered to the Dunross residence.

Does Dunross have a Dinglebottom? Well, who knows... That thought probably deserves its very own post.

Have a Merry Old Christmas, Taipan!

Best of seasonal joss,

Quillan Gornt
CEO and Taipan
Rothwell-Gornt Holdings

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