Timothy Bell was impressionable. Like warm playdough, or a newborn swan, he absorbed an imprint of everything around him... and looked out of place on a takeaway menu.
One day, while sitting at home watching daytime TV, surrounded by a pile of books from the Richard and Judy book club, he saw an advert urging him to claim compensation for an accident experienced at work. He googled ‘most dangerous jobs’ and discovered that joining the army gave him favourable odds of suffering some form of injury. He enlisted that very afternoon and, thanks to his extreme malleability, rose through the ranks with speed.
He was the ad-man’s dream. Unfortunately for the corporations, the banks had told him to save.