“A Wacky Story”
A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller.
He can see from her nameplate that her 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.”
Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow.
The frog says $30,000.
She asks his name and the frog says his name is Kermit Jagger and that it’s okay, he knows the manager.
Patty explains that $30,000. is a substantial amount of money and that he will need 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 pink porcelain elephant, about half an inch tall and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says,
“There’s a frog named Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000.
He wants to use this as collateral.”
She holds up the tiny pink elephant and says: “I mean, what the heck is this?”
So the bank manager looks back at her and says,
“It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”