[First filed: Nov 15, 2010 @ 13:02]
[Steve Tucker and friend courtesy of Facebook.]
We’re given to understand the below email was sent to the entire staff of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
We can only hope Steve finds his girl.
Word reaches us that Steve has been sacked! If you’d like DIAC to reconsider this harsh decision the best contact I can find is here.
Further Update: We’re still waiting for a response to our media enquiry to DIAC. But we can show you Steve’s Facebook profile in which he seems cooler than many of you might have thought.
(If either Steve or Olivia would like to talk on-record about their experience please email firstname.lastname@example.org )
Another Update: A spokesperson for DIAC has been in touch to assure us that no one is going to sack Steve. Also, if you’re so inclined, Facebook now has a Steve Tucker Appreciation Society.
OMG UPDATE: The poll has hit new records for us (and bear in mind our spam excluders stop huge numbers of people from voting) and the terrifying women of maternal.com.au are treating this as the essential reference.
Also the SMH’s Ben Grubb is quoting you buggers.
This whole story is now second for this site to Mount Monaghan, which frankly makes me very sad.
Good Morning Everyone,
There is a person that works here at DIAC, who has a housemate by the name of “Olivia”.
This message is for you.
Olivia is tall and olive skinned. She moved to Canberra from Sydney last February to work in the Public Service.
Briefly, I met Olivia on the Saturday night just passed. She left a strong and positive impression on me. Unfortunately, people got in the way after we met and I didn’t get to finish our meeting how I wanted to. This has been bugging me ever since.
If you can kindly let Olivia know that I would like to get in contact with her or alternatively get in touch with myself, I will be very appreciative.
Disclaimer: I understand this is not the most appropriate channel. It is not my intent to misuse this email address.
I have struggled to write and send this message. It has taken all of my willpower to do so.
Life is too short for regret. This phrase I know you all can identify with.
Have an awesome Monday.
Level 1, Magenta Building
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Ph: +61 (02) 6225 6323