How The Rich Get Richer
A businessman walked into a New York City bank and asked for
the loan officer. He said he was going to Europe on business
for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The loan officer
said the bank would need some security for such a loan. The
business man then handed over the keys to a Rolls Royce that
was parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything
checked out and the loan officer accepted the car as
collateral for the loan. An employee then drove the Rolls
into the bank's underground garage and parked it there. Two
weeks later the businessman returned, repaid the $5,000 and
the interest which came to $15.41. The loan officer said, 'We
do appreciate your business and this transaction has worked
out very nicely, but we are a bit puzzled. While you were
away we checked and found that you are a multimillionaire.
What puzzles us is why you would bother to borrow $5,000?'
The business man replied: 'Where else in New York City can I
park my car for 2 weeks for 15 bucks?'