He did eat them, but furiously.
Allen & Overy's attempt to spread cheer by handing out Percy Pig vouchers had the opposite effect on one of its lawyers, RollOnFriday is sad to report.
Everyone in the firm's Belfast office received a £10 Marks & Spencer voucher on 17 January to alleviate the mood on 'Blue Monday', with an accompanying note suggesting they use it to buy "cake or Percy Pigs".
But at least one lawyer was insulted by the gesture, so much so that they interrogated A&O Managing Partner Gareth Price when he held a town hall meeting a week later, said sources.
A Belfast partner "watched on in horror" as Price was asked to explain why business services staff had received £50 in December, whereas the lawyers had not been given a Christmas present for the "first time ever", or an end-of-year bonus.
A source close to management said the business services team was given extra cash because, unlike the lawyers, their Christmas lunch had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions. It’s unlikely that explanation will mollify any outraged fee-earners, but don’t despair, RollOnFriday has the solution (£10):