Loan company wonga.com has offered to bail out the Greek economy with one its short-term loans, so beloved by people who enjoy borrowing money at astronomical rates of interest.
Said Chief Executive Rick Orff: 'We have spoken to the Greek finance minister. We explained our breath-taking rates of interest, and got him to fill in a loan application for sixteen trillions euros. It's not our fault he doesn't have a word of English and has no idea what he's signed up to. That's quite normal for our customers. It means that if he repays it within seven days, there's only forty-nine zillion euros in interest. If he doesn't pay it back by then, he will owe us all the money that has ever been printed and ever will be printed. Can't say fairer than that. After all, our customers have voted us number one - something or other.'