From time to time strange artefacts of earlier emails creep into the ‘final’ version.
I confess to the occasional (your opinion may vary) convoluted or incomprehensible thought due to editing out something but leaving a related bit in the story, where it then makes no sense.
So I had to smile when I got some reply material from the city this morning. In the middle of the para, written in typical bureaucratic impersonal, noun free form, was this:
.. . I say we just ignore this until it gets brought up again. By that point, it will be [too late].