Farty's Fortunes

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Banking Crisis Hits Japan

This one seems to have been circulating for a while, but it tickled my funny bone.

Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on Northern Rock in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan. In the last 7 days the Origami Bank has folded, the Sumo Bank has gone belly up and the Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches. Yesterday, it was announced that the Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in the Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived. While the Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, the Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black. Furthermore, 500 staff at the Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at the Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.

4 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

Exactly how old is Mr. Farty, anyway? This sounds a bit like grandpa humour.

#Debi said...

Awww, I thought it was kinda funny. Kinda.

john.g. said...

You have an over-active mind, Mr. F!

Mr Farty said...

MAW - I'm fourteen and a bit. The bit is 37.

#Debi - Aw, fanx!

John - Crikey, you didn't think I could write something as clever as this, did you? I mean, yeah, all my own work. *cough*