Butler has boss' orders in the bag

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 September, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 September, 1994, 12:00am

BREAKING off from the arduous duty of training a butler who will be arriving in Hong Kong in January to take up his post, Ivor Spencer - of the renowned school for butlers in London - called us to discuss the workings of select households on the Peak.

As we mentioned here some while back, the butler is coming here on a 12-month contract as a birthday gift to a certain lady on the Peak from a billionaire Taiwanese admirer.

Butlers are the ultimate status symbol. And the things they have to do to keep it that way.

Spencer told us of a butler in London who was asked by his mistress to shop at the local supermarket and then transfer the groceries from the supermarket's plastic bag to a Harrods bag before arriving back at the house.

That could never happen here. Mrs Wong wouldn't allow it for a start!