David Jones, a project manager who received the invitation, said in a letter to the BBC’s in-house magazine, Ariel: \”I\’ve just been invited, along with everyone in Technology, Distribution & Archive, to John Linwood\’s \’brown bag lunches\’.
\”Having to resort to Wikipedia, I understand this refers to a \’training or information session during a lunch break\’.
\”“I never have nor do I ever intend to carry my lunch in the aforesaid paper bag but I will attend and, as a protest against the encroachment of American management speak into BBC business life, I will consume my crustless cucumber sandwiches in the front row while drinking tea out of the finest bone china.”
Yes, very funny, ha ha.
Except of course, that\’s not what you have for lunch. That\’s what you have for tea.
Lunch would be Brown Windsor soup followed by rissoles or Dover sole.