Today was no exception: Dame, "have you heard the news?" the great man expostulated.
It seems that his old sparring partner, Cllr Danny Boys Moylan, has landed a plum job paying the thick end of £500,000 a year!
So who would pay this aggressive and unpleasant piece of work half a million a year? After all, no job lasts long.
Please email the Dame if you know more than her.