I was just about to pull the chain in our bathroom when I noticed a package lodged behind my bath. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was a painting signed by Picasso.
Being unaware that cars could sign paintings I took the picture to a well known dealer and got an amazed silence from a valuer.
The silence was eventually broken by a 'My God! You have an unknown Picasso original.'
'But' I asked 'when did cars paint pictures?'
Recognising the ignorance of a philistine the dealer explained that the Picasso car was named after the artist and it was the artist not the car who painted the picture.
The painting had been wisely placed in the bathroom as it was a fairly clear close up of a naked female's sexual prowess.
So I asked if the picture could be sold. I expected a few thousand pounds but after the most exciting day of my life my little treasure passed from me to another for £100 million pounds.
You can see it now in a Paris Gallery - The Lover - suitably named. It has caused quite a stir and I had to modestly explain that I had no idea how I got the picture, having found it secreted in my bathroom.
Eventually a Province was discovered. The painting had been given to a lover by the artist and theis fine woman had bedded with the previous owner of the house in which I lived. She and her companion had met with an accident and the house had come on sale. No one realised that the painting was there.
It was my lucky day. The moral is: when you are sitting on your loo, dream a little and you never know what might turn up.