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It's true, bankers don't joke

I was pleased to be invited to speak to the Rotary Club of Derby today. I was less pleased when a banker said something funny and then informed me he’d prefer not to see himself in my column.

The club’s joke of the day (how did that tradition get started with Rotary clubs anyway?) was: “What’s the difference between investment bankers and pigeons? Well, pigeons can still make deposits on new BMWs.”

To which the banker quickly replied, “And that was investment bankers, not bankers. Let’s make that clear.”