Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Good service

Apparently there's a global shortage of butlers and the most sought after professionals are the English.

Butlers - or household managers as they are known - are becoming increasingly popular amongst America's rich, where their English charm and capability is desirable. The average English butler earns £30,000 at home, whereas US salaries range up to £250,000 or higher. Who knew...

The story reminds me of the kitsch '80s movie, Clue (a whodunit based on Cleudo).

Tim Curry's Wadsworth gets asked by the blustery Colonel, "Who are you?"

"I'm the butler, sir", he stoutly replies.

"But what do you do...?"

"I butle".

He he...

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