Scotsman named Angus walked into a bank in London and asks for the loan
officer. He says he's going to the US on business for two weeks and needs
to borrow 1,000 pounds. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind
of security for the loan, so Angus hands over the keys to a new Rolls
Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank, he has the
title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as
collateral for the loan. The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a
good laugh at Angus for using an expensive Rolls as collateral against a
1,000 pound loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls
into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.
weeks later, Angus returns, repays the 1,000 pounds and the interest,
which comes to 10 pounds.
loan officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and
this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled.
While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a
multimillionaire. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow 1,000
"Angus replied, "Where else in London can I park my car for two weeks for
only 10 pounds and expect it to be there when I return?"
to Rebecca and Mack for sending this in :-)