It has been one of Alf’s big disappointments that nobody has asked him to endorse their product in TV and other advertising.
He has especially yearned to promote his favourite whisky (he would happily name it publicly here, if its makers would pay him).
But he would never endorse a bank or a finance company, essentially because he regards bankers and financiers as the business world’s equivalent of cockroaches.
He keeps his money secured under his mattress. It’s not a huge fortune, but it is a tad lumpy because coins account for part of it, and so it is stored beneath the mattress on Mrs Grumble’s side of the bed.
Because of his attitude to bankers and financiers, Alf was disappointed when folks like Richard Long and Colin Meads helped persuade ordinary Kiwis to invest in this finance company and that.