Everyone's late to work from time to time. Although the bosses always say "not to let it happen again" and the late party feels a bit of guilt, the incident is usually forgotten by lunch and everyone moves on with their responsibilities. British politician Lord Bates, however, takes tardiness a bit more seriously. On Wednesday, January 31st, the International Development Minister was not in his place for an oral question from another member of the legislature. Saying he was "thoroughly ashamed" for not rising to the "highest possible standards," Bates offered his resignation and walked out of the House of Lords.
His announcement was immediately met with cries of "No!" from the entire assembly. There were also some small laughs as Lord Bates quickly exited the room.
The entire incident is a bit extra.
Literally no one was calling for Bates to resign.
Among fellow politicians, Lord Bates is known as incredibly dedicated.
Let's hope this resignation doesn't become standard practice...
Some Twitter users suspect ulterior motives...
But most just think the whole situation is hilarious.
Fortunately, there's a happy ending! The House of Lords rejected Bates' resignation, and he has agreed to return ON TIME.
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