If you ever thought that they conduct their business a little, well, differently, across the Atlantic then proof arrives in the form of a strange circular from Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation of Savannah, Georgia. The correspondent is Henry M Ogrodzinski, vice president of marketing and corporate communication. The note chirpily confirms what, in certain circles, must have long been rumoured - 'Yes, it's true, I've resigned ...'
He goes on to reassure us that his decision 'does not reflect negatively, in any way, on Gulfstream' but is purely the consequence of personal problems. 'Since our marriage in January, my wife, Ellen, and I have spent very little time together as a result of our different schedules. The resulting commuter marriage hasn't been fair either to us or Gulfstream'. All this must be fairly reserved by Gulfstream standards, for just a few paragraphs earlier Henry had apologised for the 'impersonal nature' of the letter. Relax, Henry. And so long. We'll miss you.