Two Successful Tycoons swirl vintage brandy in balloon glasses.
“So how was your year?”
“Exceptional, as always! Acme Acquisitions bought low and sold high like there was no tomorrow. You?”
“Oh, Apex Accumulations had more turnover than a pig in clover. All our takeovers turned into bigtime downsizings, with casual labour replacing trained workforces like they were going out of fashion. The art is knowing when to sell a company before things go tits up!”
“Yeah, cool … er, fancy buying us out?”
A fine spray of brandy spluttered into the room.
“Gnnghh … just what I was about to ask you!”