No wonder the UK economy is sinking fast. The Governor of the Bank of England has sent me a Personal Email announcing that there’s only twenty million left and nobody’s even claiming it.

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So many amusing touches here. I like the full stop after “Sir”—short for “Sirloin”?—and the typo in his email address. His Chinese email address, that is, and not his Polish one; presumably he’s moonlighting as governor of their banks too. And I’m not nervous about your email, Mervny, I’m nervous that you trust me over everyone else in Britain (and China and Poland) with the remaining cash reserves of the entire country. If I stuff it all under my mattress, will that in turn become the Bank of England? I don’t want people queuing down our hallway for the ATM.

23 May 2012 · Net Culture