Duncan wrote about one of his rooting incidents at parliament…where he got snapped by lifestyle, arts and fitness blogger David Farrar.
His column was about the rooting duo who became social media fodder after leaving the lights on at the office.
The event reminds me of something that happened to me in my first year at Parliament in 1996. I had the unfortunate (or fortunate) experience of being involved in something similar – without the social media fallout.
I wasn’t the bar patron that night. I was one of two people in the fishbowl.
It was after a National Party “caucus event” (code for a boozy night). In those days these shindigs went into the wee small hours and most people got well and truly liquored.
As I recall I left the party with a (girl) friend and ended up rolling around on the floor of a junior Cabinet minister’s office in Bowen House, next to Parliament.
It was late, the lights were on but it was dark outside. I couldn’t see out – so I had a false sense of security.
As we left the office we went past the patient cleaners in the corridor who were waiting and I jumped into the lift and went home. When I arrived at work the next day my boss Linda Clark pulled me aside and laughed in my face.
“Garner,” she cried, “I know everything.” Â Â Read more »