"Personally, I think all wives of high-earning husbands should consult their divorce lawyers," said Muhammad, "after all, they must protect their interests."
"But that's appalling," I replied, "what about love, loyalty, for richer or poorer and all that?"
Muhammad sniggered. "Get real, how many pairs of Gucci shoes can you buy with love?"
"Hmm, that's true," I admitted, "but I still think it's terrible to put money before everything."
"If these poor women don't look after their interests, they may have to start shopping in John Lewis, or even Marks and Spencer."
"Marks and Spencer? But that's where I get all my clothes!"
"Exactly. And worse than that, they may even have to work for a living!"
There was a certain glint in Muhammad's green eyes. I began to suspect that he was being sarcastic. "You don't really mean that?" I asked.
Muhammad smiled. "Look," he said, "you're a divorce lawyer, right?"
"And times are hard, right?"
"So, you could do with some extra business, right?"
The penny dropped. "You're right!" I exclaimed. "I agree - these poor women should get some advice!"