The author, a banker for over three decades, is aggrieved with the common aphorism that Bankers are neither humorous nor receptive to humour. The general perception is that one cannot be humorous while counting cash and handling sensitive monetary instruments. ‘Banking Humour’ is an attempt to nullify that wrong belief.
Bankers indeed generate humour, though unwittingly, which is better than just being humorous. The forty-three episodes narrated in this book are empirical and true in essence.
The author opines that bankers occupy a pivotal position in society. They, like all competent men, should laugh at themselves and publicise their endearing attributes without giving others the chance to laugh at them.
The author, H. B. Subrahmanyam, is a retired senior officer
at a public-sector bank. His extrovert nature, ability to empathise and
penchant for writing have helped him in narrating the episodes that bring a
great deal of cheer to him whenever he fondly reminisces about his banking past.
He believes that a person who can laugh at himself never
ceases to be amused and that a person’s character is more informative when there
is something about him to laugh at.