I consider it a fair assumption that many a young man’s business acumen started with the humble Pokémon card.
Playground trading sessions, surreptitious classroom dealings and endless after school play-dates in search of the elusive ‘shiny one’.
Buying, swapping and selling slithers of paper, as though the countries’ economy depended on it.
As I overheard a rather disheveled looking businessman at the bus stop on Friday, I wondered whether he had graduated from the University of Pikachu?
“Buy it, just buy it,” businessman, “I need it ASAP. Stop making this an issue and please just get it.”
What did this businessman desperately need to buy? Was he about to close a massive stocks and shares deal? Add another five-bed to his property portfolio, perhaps? Or was after the latest Mulberry It-Bag, it is Mother’s Day in a week, after all.
“I know I should’ve left you a note, but colud you please just pop out and get me some more soya milk?” businessman.
Soya milk! Clearly not from the University of Pikachu – Pokémon cards were definitely lost on this young man.