BRITONS are preparing for air strikes in Syria with a short, non-committal discussion at work.
The public is bracing itself for more conflict in the Middle East by discussing it briefly without saying anything too controversial then getting on with some emails.
Administrator Tom Logan said: “This morning the office was buzzing. That’s because they’ve just installed a new vending machine, but Syria was mentioned briefly after Yvonne had bought a Twix.
“Gavin said ‘Looks like bombing then’, and I said ‘Yeah’ and Shelley went ‘Mmm’ and made a tutting noise. I think she was expressing her sadness at mankind’s inability to live in peace, or maybe her computer had crashed again.”
Middle manager Nikki Hollis said: “My office had quite an involved discussion for at least a minute. Our conclusion was that bombing is bad but ISIS are horrible.
“We’d probably have discussed it at more length if we thought the government was in the least bit interested in what we think. Also the sandwich man had just arrived.”
Other war preparations included studying a diagram of a Tornado bomber in Metro during lunch, finding out where Syria is on Google Maps, and hoping someone has thought all this through.