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A Hasid walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the
loan officer. He says he is going to Europe on business for two weeks
and needs to borrow $5,000.
The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for
such a loan. So the Hasid hands over the keys to a new Rolls
Royce parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checks out,
and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An
employee drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and
parks it there.
Two weeks later, the Hasid returns, repays the $5,000 and the
interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, 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 multimillionaire. What
puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5,000?
The Hasid replied, Where else in New York can I park my car for fifteen