FATHER-OF-TWO Tom Booker has decided his children will not inherit his personal fortune of two Billy bookcases, some DVDs and a broken cross-trainer.
Divorced Booker was inspired by pop icon Sting, who said his children will have to make their way in the world without inherited wealth.
He said: “Without wishing to sound like a sanctimonious twat, I don’t want my kids becoming idle, entitled wastrels because they’ve gotten a free vanload of pretty good stuff.
“After a lifetime of living in rented accommodation while working as a security guard, I’ve got no money but have accrued some rather awesome DVDs including the Godfather box set, lots of Rutger Hauer titles and the little-seen horror film Ghost Ship which has got her out of The Good Wife in it.
“I want my children to learn the value of money and not see second-hand entertainment media as something that just lands in their laps.”
Booker’s daughter Emma Bradford said: “I respect dad’s decision, mainly as will save us hiring a skip.”