Greek telecom engineers cut off the telephone line to the prime minister's house while attempting to disconnect a customer who was behind in payments, the telephone company said on Wednesday.[Previous TGIS]
The Athens phone number of the customer in arrears was the same as that of Prime Minister George Papandreou's home number save for one digit, telecoms company OTE said in a statement.
OTE is 20 percent owned by the state. OTE's chairman wrote a letter to Papandreou to explain the mistake and engineers went to the prime minister's house immediately after they were informed of the problem.
28 May 2010
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (272)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Wednesday, May 26; link good at time of posting):