The thought has crossed my mind more than once that there are probably people starving somewhere in Africa, and indeed closer to home, but of course they won't be helped at all by my denying myself another handful of pretzels.
It's also traditional to write a quiz for the occasion, though my floor didn't get round to arranging anything. The first floor asked us to identify countries from their outlines and 2005 celebrities from their photos. I failed dismally at this, placing only Cherie Blair out of 70 questions. The fourth floor, though, had done children's TV of the 1970s and '80s, which I won by a landslide.
I feel I've contributed in my own small way to sending this country to hell in a handbasket.