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Hello Sailor

It was all hands on deck at the Mortgage Packager Summit after Rob Jupp, managing director of Personal Touch Packaging, found himself in a fishy situation.

Shortly after Jupp and friends managed to find probably the only Irish bar in Monte Carlo, they were forced to re-treat. In fact, Jupp felt slightly uncomfortable after attracting the attention of a sweet 28-stone French seaman by the name of Serge.

Despite Jupp making a quick exit from the bar, Serge decided to follow him and make Jupp an offer he could refuse despite pursuing him down the road on his moped.

Once cornered, Serge invited Jupp back to his boat for a “fun sex time”. Jupp, who obviously didn’t want to miss all the excitement of the Summit the next day, refused Captain Haddock’s advances.


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