The IRS has some explaining to do.
The Independent Review Service, that is.
In am effort to boost morale among employees, the British government agency, responsible for pensioning out the Social fund to the needy, decided to hold a séance. Plans were thwarted after news of the event was leaked to local media.
"It doesn't take a crystal ball to see that this would have cost a lot and achieved nothing," said a spokesman for The Taxpayers' Alliance.
Workers at the Birmingham office were shocked when they heard what was in store for them. Not only was it viewed as a gross waste of funds, it could also be deemed 'offensive' to those who recently lost a loved one or have religious objections.
Bringing a medium in was for a "team-building exercise", according to a spokesman. While most people agree that morale is very low in the office, it would take more than a few ghosts to remove the apathy.
So much for summoning the ghosts of paupers past.