The Gorse Fox should have read the runes. It was all there, in plain sight. He even commented on it yesterday.
The day started well - good progress on the Surrey Project and plans in place for next week. Then the Gorse Fox had another appraisal scheduled. That is when everything went a bit pear-shaped. The individual was not happy with the appraisal and has decided to appeal. This has been followed by several email salvos.
This would be likely to escalate into a long-running saga - but for the fact GF only has 97 working days until retirement, and is busy completing his transfer to another division. Whilst sorry to be leaving colleagues to deal with this - he is glad that it won't remain his problem.
Oh well... the weekend starts here.