With the invisible hand bleeding me dry, I need a more lucrative job. I therefore intend to pursue a career in vandalism.
Why? Well, it seems that Banksy, Britain’s premier graffiti artist, is doing rather well for himself. Each of his works retails at £50,000, which is a tidy return for a guy who prides himself on being an iconoclastic guerrilla, perpetually at war with the establishment.
‘Hypocrite,’ says a friend, as we inspect a Banksy original on a building in London’s East End.
‘Yeah, right, agree . . . so, er, how exactly are we gonna get this off the wall without power tools?’