TS has never been a one for April fools jokes. Usually we’re never up before midday to appreciate them, but also on those rare occasions that we are, we’re so hopelessly gullible that we fall for them every time.
Well that is until now, for despite TS’s inability to spot a dupe from up close, some pranks are just a bit too obvious.
Take CODA and CIMA, joint protagonists of the extreme accounting website, for instance. This morning they tried to convince TS that they were making a hostile bid in order to get extreme accounting included as an Olympic sport at the 2012 Olympics in London. I mean, as if London is going to get it!
Following that, we were told that mid-tier firm Chantrey Vellacott, has expanded its tax department with the appointments of Rugby World Cup hero Johnny Wilkinson and future queen, possibly, Camilla Parker Bowles.
‘Our tax department can’t wait,’ said a CV partner of Camilla. ‘ She apparently has a fee-following second to none – and that is just her future husband and mother-in-law.’
How we chortled. Now we must be off, TS has just been told they’re giving away free Ferraris in Milton Keynes.