The Bankers’ Oath – yeah right!

The Bankers’ Oath – You know it makes sense right?

Doctors have a Hippocratic oath so Bankers thought that they should have one and believe it or not, there really is an organisation that promotes a Bankers’ Oath:

http://www.thebfo.org/home

When I first saw this I thought, yeah right, this’ll work – not.

I mean these guys are about as popular as politicians are worldwide.

And this shouldn’t be surprising as both these guys seem to live in their own worlds where they think they’re doing a great job.

I fact, with some of these characters, I’d swear but it wouldn’t necessarily be an oath and could be limited to a few choice words consisting of four letters.

So, if I started the asktheanus bank, here would be my version.

I solemnly swear to take my commission,
Now that I’ve got your written permission.

The contract between us is now cast in stone,
If you complain, you’re out on your own.

You can of course now take me to court,
But my lawyers will see to it that you’re cut short.

With your finances now locked into my bank,
I’ll make the money but yours might well tank.

Sometimes my bank may get a big fine,
As for my bonus? Well it stays mine.

The directors who are in charge of the firm,
Won’t lose their jobs – not in the short term.

It doesn’t matter even if they will fail,
You know that they’ll never end up in jail!

I could go on but I think you get the message although they can have a sense of humor failure.

How so? Well, I was having a chat in a group of people face to face and unbeknown to me one of them was a senior compliance officer.

Talk about someone glaring daggers – I think it hit the spot…

Anyone out there up for turning it into a rap song?

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