Calvin and Patricia had to grin and bear it when their colleagues subjected them to the usual pre-marriage rituals!
There was a certain "carniva" atmosphere at the Systems and Computer Department late in the
afternoon of 4th September, 1981: passers-by couldn't help but notice a gaily-decorated car parked outside, an even more gaily-decorated young systems analyst being hustled around inside, and, in the midst of it all, a rather red-faced departmental manager.
There was an excuse for all the goings-on, however. On the following day, Manager Calvin Jones was to marry Systems Analyst Patricia Briggs at Lisburn Cathedral, and their friends and colleagues felt this was an event worthy of celebration. They expressed this not only by bedecking Calvin's car with balloons and draping Patricia symbolically with computer tape, but also by presenting the couple with a beautiful canteen of cutlery.