After a solemn meeting of the subscriptions department, we herded ourselves into the small meeting room to do what needed to be done. Stood in an uneven circle, looking uneasily at one another, no one was sure what to expect, what to do...
Then out of the air between us there sprung laughter. Full, coloured, heart renching laughter! And so we laughted and we laughted and I can't tell you who laughted first but we all laughed to the last.
And as suddenly as it all began, we were marching back through to our desks, reserved as ever. On my way I caught the eye of one of the girls, and saw something there that wasn't there before.
It seems spirits are drawn to laughter.