Mark Byford, the man who was paid a million pounds to not work for the BBC any more has complained that his local bank has moved. "For well over a year I have been laughing all the way to the bank daily, thanks to the generosity of the BBC," said Mr Byford. "Laughing all the way to the bank has been an enjoyable part of my day. I'd get up, have an expensive breakfast, put expensive clothes on and laugh all the way to the bank. I'd check my balance, whoop, then I'd even had a chuckle on the way home. Now, though, my local bank has closed and its successor is just too far to laugh all the way to."
Asked whether he might consider laughing all the way to his computer or similar digital device, Mr Byford laughed, ruefully. "It wouldn't be as satisfying," said the BBC-created millionaire. "I have already contacted the bank to see if they will reconsider and move back into laughing distance. Otherwise I will have to laugh halfway to the new bank, have an extremely expensive lunch, then laugh the other half. But it won't be the same."