If I seem a little stressed, it’s because I’ve been getting queries from idiot contractors who insist on asking me for information that is contained in the very same advertisement where they found the telephone number allowing them to call me and ask stupid questions. Yes, there ARE such things as stupid questions. Anyone who says otherwise is an imbecile.
Scene: An office. KYKNOORD is seated behind a desk. The telephone rings.
CONTRACTOR: Uh – I have a query about the tender advertised in the newspaper.
CONTRACTOR: Ja, so where do we collect the tender documents?
KYKNOORD: At our Cape Town office.
CONTRACTOR: You mean this address in the advert?
KYKNOORD: Yes, immediately after the bit which says “documents may be collected from…”
KYKNOORD grits his teeth as another fragment of his soul quietly evaporates.