"El cheapo" strikes again!
One day, a Rolls Royce stops in front of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City, and out of it steps a wealthy looking man, dressed up like a Hugo Boss model, with platinum, gold and diamond rings and bracelet, as well as a solid gold Rolex watch to his wrist.
"I vould like to see ze bank managegh, please" he said to the front desk employee, with a strong yiddish accent. ("I would like to speak to the bank manager, please")
The employee promptly notified the bank manager that a VIP wanted to see him for a big deposit, probably.
After a brief introduction, the manager asked:
"How can I help you sir?"
"I vould like to bagho sughty dollaghs fogh two veeks" ("I would like to borrow thirty dollars for two weeks"... in yiddish, the "R" is pronounced like a heavy "gh"(as the German "R", which is a heavier "R" version of the French one), the "W" is pronounced like a "V", a "Th" (as in "The") is pronounced "Z" and the "Th",( as in "Thirty") is pronounced "C")
The bank manager couldn't believe his ears! He thought maybe he misunderstood what he heard... He replied: "Thirty dollars???" and the man nodded positively!
"I am sorry sir, but you do not have an account and credit with us, I'm afraid I can't help you"
"But I am veghy ghiich! I vill pay you back... I svear!" (But I am very rich... I'll pay you back, I swear!"
"I understand that, sir... but it's really against our bank's policy! I mean we do not have any collateral!"
" I can give you a collateghal... My Gholls Ghoyce! Keep it until I pay you back! Heigh... take ze keys and ze ghegistghation!" (I can give you a collateral... My Rolls Royce! Keep it until I pay you back! Here, take the keys and the registration!"
The bank manager couldn't refuse that! I mean a Rolls Royce against 30$ ! So, the man was loaned the money.
Two weeks later, the man showed up at the bank to pay his loan back
The bank manager greeted him politely, as he pulled out the computer print,
and said "Here we go, sir. It's 30$ and 62 cents interest"
"Viz pleasugh!" (With pleasure) "heigh is cighty dollaghs and sixty two cents!" (Here's 30$ and 62 cents), as he promptly drew the money from his pocket and paid off his loan.
After the papers were signed, the man got back the registration to his Rolls Royce, and as a bank employee drove the car and parked it at the front door, he walked out, leaving.
But, the bank manager couldn't get it!!! This was too much for him! He felt he just had to ask WHY?!
"Sir! Why would a man like you, obviously a billionnaire, need to borrow
30$ from a bank for a two weeks period????"
"Vehr else in Manhattan can I park my cagh two veeks for 62 cents?!"
(Where else in Manhattan can I park my car two weeks for 62 cents)