Usually Glynsky and Pete provide the jokes here on diablog. And for your sake we will keep it that way. But sometimes the best jokes are in the news.
Maybe you read, that a few days ago Germany claimed to have 55 Billion EUR less in debt, thanks to a counting error. Yes, your eyes are fine, they miscounted this number
That's more than two percentage points of its total debt. Naturally that was brilliant news - for Germany and its credit rating.
Today, Ireland followed. The government claims to have miscounted its debt too. They could not aim as high as Germany, but they came up with 3.6 Billion EUR, that's 3,600,000,000 or roughly 2.3 % of the Irish GDP.
The next country with an erroneous debt calculation coming up in 10 ... 9 ... 8 ...
I am contemplating that strategy for my next bank meeting.