Murphy had won the national lottery and he was overjoyed. However, at the presentation
ceremony he was greeted by a rather sour-faced official who said:
'Well done, Mr Murphy, you've won six million pounds, but I'm afraid we've
a small cash-flow problem. It is impossible for us to pay you all the money at
once. So what we intend to do is to give you £2 million this week, £2
million next week and £2 million the week after.'
To hell with that,' roared Murphy, 'I can't be bothered with all the fuss.
Give me my pound stake money back and forget it!'