AHA ha ha ha ha ha ha, aha ha ha, aha ha ha ha ha, former Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin said last night.
The disgraced banker spoke out while bent over double in an Edinburgh street, slapping his knee as his cheeks took on a deep, rosy pink colour.
Becoming light-headed, he was then forced to crouch down with his head buried in his hands while his shoulders began to jiggle uncontrollably.
Minutes later the 50 year-old pensioner stood up and attempted to compose himself before his face erupted once again and he began waving frantically as if to stay, 'no, stop, stop, I can't take it any more'.
Bending over for a second time, his body was soon gripped by a series of convulsions and within moments he had collapsed onto the pavement where he began rolling back and forth, clutching at his abdomen.
Sir Fred then struggled on to his hands and knees, trying desperately to catch his breath and asking passers-by for a glass of water.
One eyewitness said: "He was making this strange rasping noise, a bit like a goat that's been kicked in the testicles.
"His eyes were all red and watering and he was breathing very heavily. I asked him if he was going to be okay but that just set him off again."