Wednesday, May 21, 2003

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her name
plate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack. So he says, "Ms. Whack, I'd
like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation." Patti looks
at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. The frog
says that his name is Kermit Jagger and that it's okay, he knows the bank
manager. Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and
that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if
he has anything he can use as collateral. The frog says, "Sure! I have
this," and produces a tiny bright-pink porcelain elephant, about half an
inch tall.

Very confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult the manager and
disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out
there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000. And he wants to
use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean,
what the heck is this?"

So the bank manager looks back at her and says,



"It's a knickknack, Patti Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a
Rolling Stone."

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