Oct 15, 2009



A Greek man walked into a bank in New York  City and asked for the  loan
officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to  Greece on  business
for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that  he was not  a
depositor of the bank.
The bank officer told him that the bank would need some  form of  security
for the loan, so the Greek man handed over the  keys of  his new Ferrari.
The car was parked on the street in front of  the bank. 

The  Greek man produced the title and everything checked out.  The loan
officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for
having to charge 12% interest.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all  enjoyed a good laugh at
the Greek man for using a $250,000 Ferrari as  collateral for a  $5,000
loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari  into the  bank's
underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Greek man returned, repaid the  $5,000 and the
interest of $23.07 in full. The loan officer said,  "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 millionaire. What  puzzles us  is
why would you bother to borrow $5,000 when you are a  millionaire?"
The Greek man replied, "M......a, where else in New  York City can I  park my
car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to  be there  when I
Ah, the Greeks..

1 comment:

  1. χαχαχα... ωραιο!

    Βαγγελης Β.