General (General discussion, talk about anything.)
A Leeds man walks into a London branch of his bank and ask them for a loan. He tells the officer he is going to Australia on business for 2 weeks and needs to borrow £5000. The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan so the Yorkshire man hands over the keys and documents of his new Ferrari which is parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces the log book and everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as collatoral for the loan.
The bank manager and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the rough-looking Yorkshire man for using a £120,000 Ferrari as collatoral against a £5000 loan. The manager then instructs an employee of the bank to drive the car into the banks underground car park where he parks it.
Two weeks later the man returns and repays the £5000, and the interest of £15.41. The bank officer says to the man "sir, we were very happy to have had your business, but we were a little puzzled. Whilst you were away we checked you out and further discovered that you are a multi-millionaire, why would you bother to borrow £5000"? The Yorkshire man replies "where else in London could I have parked my car for 2 weeks for only £15.41 and expect it to be there when I returned".
Replied: 17th Mar 2011 at 15:47