The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Alistair Bloke, made the stark discovery earlier today that the economy might be in trouble.
It appears he was listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 when the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ozzy Osborne, came on the radio to complain about the bailing out of the banks.
"I didn't know the banks were full up with water and had to be bailed out!" the Chancer said in between mouthfuls of caviar and champagne tea. "No one told me there had been floods".
A spokesman for the Bank of England said that Mr Darling was now worried. It appears that only yesterday, a song by the Carpenters, he had been collecting Lleylandii clippings from his and neighbours' gardens for his Hedge Fund.
It was only when he took the Lleylandii clippings into the Bradford and Bingley society to put into his Hedge Fund account that he thought something might be up when he read the "Don't bother robbing us we have no money" sign on the counter.
The Chancellor has now launched a public enquiry, which voters think is a very strange name for a boat.