Thursday, May 21, 2009

Outlandish expenses

Today's FT remembers the legendary expense claims from the foreign correspondent, James Cameron. When he was working in the Middle East he cabled London to ask for a four figure sum to cover the cost of a camel which he'd needed to report on something. The London office was outraged and cabled back, "Despatch camel home soonest." They heard nothing from him for a few days and then received his next expense claim: "For burial of dead camel, £1000."


Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I loved James Cameron. They just don't make 'em like that any more!

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