This is a true story.
There is an organisation called the Birmingham Mudshires Building Demolition Society. It is wholly owned by the Hellifax Building Demolition Society which advertises extensively on television telling everyone trusting enough to believe it that every little extra helps.
What they really mean is not that every little bit extra helps their customers – which is what people think they mean, but that every little bit extra of your money they can persuade you to give them will do very nicely thank you very much towards providing the Hellifax and the Mudshires Board of Directors with an even larger bonus this year and an even more extravagant Christmas lunch at your expense.
Oh, and let’s not forget the shareholders too. I nearly forgot about them. They will do very nicely too from that little bit extra the hardworking and trusting customers can be conned into handing over to the safe keeping of these eminent financial institutions.
It’s a funny thing, but many of the shareholders seem to be Directors on the boards of other financial institutions. Mmmm. I wonder why ?
There’s a lot more to this story. But it is late and I must go to bed and I still haven’t eaten supper yet.It’s nearly midnight already. No lie in tomorrow either, as I have to get my eight year old son up and off to school first thing. I’ll continue this story tomorrow.