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There’s an elephant in the room

There’s an elephant in the room. Isn’t that a lovely phrase? It’s meant to say there’s something so big that’s in your sphere of business (or life) that it can no longer be ignored. For Barack Obama, it’s terrorism. For David Cameron, it’s the economy. For Chris Skinner, it’s ubiquitous …

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Monkeys should be given billion dollar bonuses

Monk_jpg

It’s amazing how often Monkeys and Money come up in conversation. First, there is the proof that money is in our DNA like sex.  Monkeys proved it in a Yale University exercise back in 2009. Second, monkeys are continually used to prove that they can invest better than fund managers.  …

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Monkeys should be given billion dollar bonuses

Monk_jpg

It’s amazing how often Monkeys and Money come up in conversation. First, there is the proof that money is in our DNA like sex.  Monkeys proved it in a Yale University exercise back in 2009. Second, monkeys are continually used to prove that they can invest better than fund managers.  …

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Princess to Queen

Citibank

They say that women control most of the spending in the world (or is that men in the world?), so I was amused to see this advert for Citibank during my recent trip to India, as it appeals to this share of wallet. You may disagree, until I heard my …

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Princess to Queen

Citibank

They say that women control most of the spending in the world (or is that men in the world?), so I was amused to see this advert for Citibank during my recent trip to India, as it appeals to this share of wallet. You may disagree, until I heard my …

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It’s Thursday so the banks will open

Theo Ousalotmoney: OK guys, time to open the bank. Brancho Tellerous: Oxi (no) … we have no money. Theo: Waddya mean, we have no money? We are a bank? Tellerous: Yes sir, but we are a Cypriot Bank. Theo: So? Tellerous: That means we’re broke.

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It’s Thursday so the banks will open

Theo Ousalotmoney: OK guys, time to open the bank. Brancho Tellerous: Oxi (no) … we have no money. Theo: Waddya mean, we have no money? We are a bank? Tellerous: Yes sir, but we are a Cypriot Bank. Theo: So? Tellerous: That means we’re broke.

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The lost cheque and join the dots

Just had one of those days after discovering that I sent my lawyer a cheque and he lost it. Shucks! Shouldn’t be a big issue, so I ring the bank to cancel the cheque. That takes time, but it’s done. I then set up an online transaction to send the …

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The lost cheque and join the dots

Just had one of those days after discovering that I sent my lawyer a cheque and he lost it. Shucks! Shouldn’t be a big issue, so I ring the bank to cancel the cheque. That takes time, but it’s done. I then set up an online transaction to send the …

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New York frickin’ City

Frickin collection

Just spent the weekend in New York City, or New York frickin’ City as the locals say. When they say this, they are of course referring to the great industrialist and financier Henry Clay Frick who left them this wonderful museum of art.

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