Monday, August 2, 2010
A frog went into a bank and approached the teller. He could see from her nameplate that her name was Patricia Whack.
The frog said, "Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."
Patty looked at the frog in disbelief and asked his name. The frog said his name was Kermit Jagger, his dad was Mick Jagger, and that it was okay, because he knew the bank manager.
Patty explained that he would need to secure the loan with some collateral.
The frog said, "Sure. I have this", and produced a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patty explained that she would have to consult with the bank manager and she disappeared into a back office.
She found the manager and said, "There's a frog named Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and he wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."
She held up the tiny pink elephant. She asked, "I mean, what in the world is this?"
The bank manager looked back at her and said:
"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, his old man's a Rolling Stone!"