A SHORTAGE of snow in the Alps has cheered up thousands who love to see the middle classes spend money on going to see some rocks.
The long-planned skiing holidays, which heads of department and CEOs were discussing as early as June, cost more than three times as much as a proper beach holiday much to everyone’s amusement.
Helen Archer of Richmond said: “My boss brought his snowboard into the office last week, just so we could marvel at how special his holiday was going to be compared to our week-long plunge into the Christmas Radio Times.
“Now whenever anyone sees a lump of stone, we say ‘Wow, imagine how great that would look at 10,000ft while carrying a shiny plank,’ and we all piss ourselves.
“This is even better than the broken leg we’d been hoping for.”
Archer’s boss Julian Cook said: “They think it’s hilarious, but the joke’s on them because we don’t really go skiing. We just take a cable car up to the top of a mountain and burn money to keep warm.”