'Hello, to whom am I speaking'
'Hi, My name is Adam, I'm in the Lord Mayor's Office'
'Could I speak to the Lord Mayor?'
'I'm afraid not, he's on holiday in Jamaica at the moment'
'I know he is, on our tax payer money'
'er, no, he's on his holiday'
'but he's civic duty, i heard it on the radio'
'yes he's going to be a guest of the Jamacain high commission as part of his stay, but he's going on his own accord'
'so who's paying for the flights'
'the mayor is paying for the flights'
'so WERE paying for the flights'
'no, the mayor is paying for his flights'
'but he's going in his civic capacity'
'no, he's on holiday, but has agreed to do some visits to promote the city and his charities while he's there'
'its a disgrace, that he's on holiday in Jamaica wile there are people here who are going to jail for not paying their council tax'
and so on.
really go fuck yourself, i'm a temp.
'you're a temporary worker?'
'in the lord mayors office'
'and there's no one else there to field my question'
'so you're on your own?'
'so the lord mayors office is being run by a temporary worker, can i quote you on that to the Post?'
'well if you feel you need to, I can assure you I'm quite capable of my job'
'but you can't tell me with 100% certainty that there is no cost being incurred to the public while the lord mayor is on his holiday?'