London gown and out

Working from home can be a double-edged sword: you get to lie in and watch daytime TV, but open yourself up to all manner of work-related accidents. Such as that which afflicted Ruth Somerfield, brand manager at design consultancy Revolution, who often works from home. Finding herself out of fax paper early one recent cold morning, Ruth decided to pop out to her zippy sports car to collect a spare box. The strategy would have been faultless, had Ruth thought to keep her house keys in her dressing gown pocket. In the event, though, she had to wait several hours for a friendly locksmith to rescue her, presumably missing quality time with Richard and Judy.

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