This story, highlights the humiliations civil servants have to suffer at the hands of ministers.
There was this civil servant who retired after 40 years of slogging in his office. He rented a small cottage near a village and went into a self-imposed Vanprastha. The villagers became very curious about him. But all they saw was that every morning a boy came to his door, rang the bell and spoke a sentence. The civil servant replied with a sentence and handed him a coin. When curiosity got the better of the village folk, they approached the boy and asked him what passed between them: 'Nothing much", replied the lad. 'He's hired me to ring his bell and say to him: "Sir, the Minister wants to see you!" And he replies: "Tell the bloody Minister to bugger off." For this he pays me ten pence a time.'
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