AN OFFICE worker’s ID badge photo shows them 20 years ago when they thought they’d only be there six months.
Sales administrator Susan Traherne’s lanyard has a picture on her as a young woman with thick lustrous hair, firm skin and bright happy eyes.
She said: “I remember when this photo was taken. It was a glorious summer day when the world seemed full of opportunity. I was having a lot of sex at the time.
“I remember thinking I’d be six months max at this boring job, before I’d saved enough to bugger off to Australia and marry a millionaire.
“Actually I did make it to Australia for a month, but sadly you don’t get that many millionaires in backpacking hostels.
“Since then I’ve processed a lot of invoices, drunk a lot of tea and spent many hours staring out of this window.”
She added: “There’s no hope for me now, but there might be for you.”