But so it proved last week for lucky Michael O'Neill of North Lanarkshire, whose thoughtful colleagues reportedly decided that he should celebrate his 50th birthday with the help of a strippogram girl. The boss of the Chills and Thrills agency in Glasgow duly spilt the beans to the Sun, which spared no blushes.
"As colleagues cheered, Vicky handcuffed the pound;70,000 a year schools supremo before taking down her particulars to reveal a naughty PVC basque," it was revealed.
We hope the newspaper has its facts right. If O'Neill does not earn pound;70,000 a year, he should sue.