My husband's copy of British *adult* comic magazine Viz landed on our doorstep this weekend. (Whatcha gonna do? - at least he's not into football)
In it is a wonderful two-page spread called 'Bankers! True-Life Heroes of our World' (Next week Somali Pirates)
(I'd show you the comic but 1. copyright issues yadda yadda yadda and 2. while we are not a *family* publication - I will spare Finextra readers the site of a cigar chopping fat 'banker' getting a blow job in back of a limo with two other well-endowed ladies
I'm not here to argue whether the blunt satire and school-boy humour of Viz has nailed the financial service industry with razor-sharp insight.
But I'm reading a book about the French Revolution (A place of greater safety - Hillary Mantel) at the moment - where the aristocracy hunts, eats and whines its way around Versailles without ever realising that the French public had started to believe that
they took "...baths of human blood."
If banks are to rebuild the trust they lost - they may need to look at themselves through the lens of public perception - instead of granting interviews like this