For some reason an oily man who described himself as a 'Financial Adviser' wanted me to "talk over some investment possibilities" with him last week. (Seriously, this is how these people speak).
"Do you have an enormous house, a selection of holiday homes in desirable parts of the World, a posh car and a yacht?" I asked.
His baffled silence saved me from asking the obvious followup:
"If you don't know how to make a success of your own finances, why on Earth would I want your advice on mine?"
Taking financial advice from someone who isn't ridiculously wealthy, strikes me as being about as smart as listening to my views on diplomacy.
(Oh and someone is going to pull me up on the punctuation in that first paragraph).