Some years ago dyoorin ra privatizashun boom, we were supplyin IT consultancy and IT servbces intae a large utility. I twas tae be privatised - at a huge cost tae ra taxpayer - the fact that its fyyotchur pointed tae no makin a prfit in a months of Sundays didnae matter (they had huge costs comin along roon ra corner)
They spent money on this like wattur, veritabley chuckin cash at anything & everything - this resulted in people spendin a forchoon on shares, the inevitable share price rise and then fall as reality set in.
Anyways they built a big new HQ in Embra, chucked money at it and suddenly they hud huge boardroom table(tyhat couldnae be used in realirty as the gorjus wood wiz to saft tae right on(even when usin papaer)it wiz replaces at a cost of @£30000 eventually.
As two companies wurr bein merged they decided tae merge IT technologies tae again at huge cost and all to pander tae IT execs not tae provide best of breed - hundreds of thoosands spent on this - nae wan batted an eyelid whenit went tits up regularly
Nooadays its been bought n sold a cuppla times, but seemingly ra saviour of us all whne it comes tae generatin power, been bouight again (funnily enuff by Broon's brithurs company I think) and is still gettiun a forchoon in govt money