Reading Malcolm's book made me remember the time I was working in the public sector at the end of the 1970s. It was not quite as bad as Malcolm's time but still rather non PC.
I laughed out loud at the "pink shirt" episode. Not only was he reprimanded departmentally but to add insult to injury his grandmother was less than impressed too.
An excellent light-hearted read, especially interesting for anyone else who has done a stint in the public sector.