The British Museum Plc, the world reknowned debt collection agency, has entered into the first round of tendering for the prized contract of repossessing Greece's assets if they fall behind in their payments.
"For years, the British Museum has been at the forefront at dealing with Sovereign debt collections. Noone knows Greece's treasures like we do, having mediated the country when it was known as 'Ancient Greece'", said the Group's CEO Dennis Jenkins, 83, often referred to as 'The Curator' within the business.
However, the company has been repeatedly criticised for being 'too heavy handed' with countries in the past. Accusations have been made that many of these countries weren't actually in debt. "Debt is a relative term" explains Dennis, "sphinx about it; India, Egypt, it's not so much they had borrowed money from us, as that they owed us for civilising them"
True to say, we were a little misled when we tried to repossess Roman Abramovich or Latin America, but our success rate is still disturbingly impressive"
In other related news, Thomas Cook has made a bid to be the bailiff in the event of a Portuguese or Italian default, citing "seizure of some of their lovely sunny coastal assets would more than account any potential losses".