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):
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.

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.
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