I received the following email concerning this post which I wrote some considerable time ago, having found the original story in an online newspaper article.

My name appears in an article you have published without my consent. Please see below.

I request that you please immediately and urgently unpublish this for a number of reasons as it invades my privacy because you have used my name.

I can confirm that this article is inaccurate.

I can confirm there is no legal basis for you to write this content and use my name.

The HMCTS has breached by Human Rights under Article 8 (Right to Privacy). There is no legal basis for this content to be reported.

In addition, the Principles of GDPR 5 and 6 has been breached in relation to how my personal data has been handled.

Under GDPR, I have the right to erasure. This article is not relevant and is in an intrusion of my privacy.

There are no legal documents or court judgments on the official HM Courts & Tribunal (HMCTS) website because the court made an error and so this was removed some considerable time ago by the Court itself.

Please immediately remove this URL prior to escalation to the ICO for invasion of privacy. 

Thank you.


Having considered the matter, I have decided to remove any mention of the person’s name or the firm she was working for, as her main complaint appears to be the using of her name and the fact that the article is inaccurate, although I am unsure as to whether inaccurate is the same thing as untrue.

I shall therefore consider the story as a work of fiction and I would ask you, dear reader to do the same and read this fictional tale as one which may or may not reflect some of the rather peculiar stories that one might read in the newspapers in this day and age.


Here’s another story from the world of loony stories which seem to be coming up with ever increasing regularity, this time a woman sues her employer over the use of the phrase “teaching grandma to suck eggs” as she alleges the phrase is sexist.

An unnamed lady is suing her employer for sex discrimination as she claims the use of the phrase “teaching grandma to suck eggs” is sexist and is also suing for unfair dismissal and victimisation, although her employer insists she was fired because she failed her probation period and was poor at her job.

The employer claims that the £XX,000-a-year (job deleted), from (city deleted), was dismissed in late 20xx because she was poor at her job but the unnamed lady, is now taking claims of sex discrimination, unfair dismissal and victimisation to an employment tribunal.

Employment Judge (name deleted) said, the lawyer for (the unnamed employee) suggests that comments such as “telling a grandma how to suck eggs” is harassment because of her sex, however council for the employer suggests that it is a generic, colloquial turn of phrase not derogatory of women but refers to teaching someone something they already know, which is not harassment on the grounds of sex.

The unnamed employee also told the tribunal that the decision to terminate her employment was an act of victimisation after she had raised concerns of bullying and harassment, although the employer rejected the claims and suggested that the real reason was that she performed poorly and failed probation.

A tribunal report added that the employer had raised concerns in relation to the employee’s timekeeping and execution of her work which led to the termination of her employment and had raised concerns over her performance in a previous performance review.

The employer had raised concerns in relation to the employee’s timekeeping and execution of her work, matters which were relevant to the issues that led to the termination of her employment.

Judge (name deleted) ruled that the allegation should be heard at a full hearing which will take place at a later date.

Now, in this fictional story, I have no idea about her timekeeping or lack of ability at the job but I do know that to suggest the expression “you can’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs” is sexist seems ridiculous to me as I have used the phrase myself on numerous occasions when referring to both men and women and have always thought of the phrase as a compliment to the grandmother as she already knows only too well how to do whatever you are trying to teach her and in fact, the grandmother should be the one teaching you.

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Joe-Wells/e/B06XKWFQHT/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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  1. These should be thrown out for time wasting

  2. If she wins this case I may well have to withdraw from the human race!

  3. SueW says:

    Quick shut the door before any more escape!

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