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Salad Days

by | 3rd, January 2006

‘“WARNING: THIS IS THE TOUGHEST DAY OF 2006.” So say those brainy researchers at a, er, recruitment consultancy.

The Express publishes the consultants’ equation that explains why January 3 is such a dog: “Depleted wallet x three months of sun depravation/excessive alcohol consumption + increased waistline = toughest working day of 2006.”

So there you have it. Today is terrible. It’s Black Tuesday. Best to let the whole thing pass you by in a blur. Or plan your escape.

The Express is not without heart, and having reminded us how “physically drained” we’re feeling and of “the toxins racing through the veins” it leads with the headline: “HOLIDAY PRICE WAR BONANZA.”

This is no war in the sense of an invasion, and staff at Going Places are not now sharpening their staplers and making ready to confront the Thompson’s mob at a shopping precinct near you.

It’s just that travel operators know how awful we’re feeling and think the time is ripe to slash their prices and compete for our patronage.

And why

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