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May 6, 2008, 06:48 AM
Authors : Mike
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Post date : May 6, 2008, 06:48 AM
The story goes that George Bernard Shaw was arguing with the lady sat next to him at a society dinner party about what people would do for money.
His line was that it all depended on the amount on offer. His dinner companion disagreed.
'For example,' said GBS, 'would you sleep with me if I offered you a million pounds?'
'Oh... well... a million pounds?' his companion simpered. 'Well, yes, for a million pounds I probably would.'
'Would you sleep with me for ten shillings?' (50p for our younger readers) asked GBS.
'Ten shillings! Of course not!' his companion replied. 'What do you take me for? A common prostitute?'
'We've established that, madam,' said GBS, 'we're just haggling about the price'.
And if you think I am going to explain which current tax story this anecdote might, in my opinion, apply to, you've got another think coming - but feel free to make your own connections.

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