Western Mail, Thursday 4 May 1933, page 2
Dear "Non-Com," - The attached actually happened while I was despatching clerk in the Record Office, R.E., in Loudon.
As you may know, in 1920, when the pay office got over the rush of discharges, it was discovered that many men had been overpaid (curious but true). Circular letters were sent to the men concerned asking for a refund of the over-payment. This was one answer received:
Dear Sir, - Reference your communication of even date, I beg to state that you have as much chance of getting repayment as an asbestos cat has of catching a celluloid rat in a chase through hell.
Yours, sincerely, Joe Blank.
W. J. Hand, Bickley.