The trouble with cynicism, Prudence muses, is that it's such an instinctive reaction. Especially when there is coincidence-of-the-sort-that-couldn't-possibly-be-coincidence involved.
Take tomorrow's meeting between the big cheeses and the union.
After months of requests and reminders, two of the main issues of contention have suddenly, even miraculously, been taken care of.
It does somewhat take the wind out of one's sails, when planning a presentation.
To be charitable, what one wanted achieved, is now achieved.