Secretarial Fail


This may be too complex for Fail Blog to sum up – but it’s a pretty funny story.

A secretary working for Pepsi inadvertently almost cost them $1.6 Billion (depending on the outcome of an appeal). She received a legal notice from two guys who are suing Pepsi for stealing their idea to sell bottled water in 1981. It all seems a bit Alex Lloyd and the serviette to me… but at this stage they’re in the box seat.

This secretary was so busy that she forgot to give it to them. And they didn’t show up to the hearing. So the guys were awarded a default judgment.

It pays to check your mail properly.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.