— Well… er… you’re a rich man.
— Yes, I am. Yes. Yes, very, very rich. Quite phenomenally wealthy. Yes, I do own the most startling quantifies of cash. Yes, quite right… you’re rather a smart young lad aren’t you. We could do with somebody like you to feed the pantomime horse. Very smart.
— Thank you, sir.
— Now, you were saying. I’m very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very rich.
— So er, how about a pound?
— A pound. Yes, I see. Now this loan would be secured by the…
— It’s not a loan
— (examines it doubtfully) It’s a bit small for a share certificate, isn’t it? I’d better run this over to our legal department. If you could possibly pop back on Friday? I think I better had the chaps in the legal department take a look at this. What with CHRI$TMA$ and the season of good will – hahah – ,we are very busy here at Scrooge and Marlowe Money Grabbers Ltd. Believe me, money grabbing and ripping people off round the clock is a full-time job. So, couldn’t you pop back some time next year?