Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 08:50:21 +0100
Subject: Bad Penny
Mens jeg kæmper for at få "stabilitets-statestikken" hævet kan jeg kun sige
at "DDD" - is like a bad penny, it always returns ! : )
Så mens vi sidder og glæder os over det stabile & rolige liv, kan vi jo
lige tage hul på sagens kerne:
A little old lady walked into the head branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank
holding a large paper bag in her hand. She told the young man at the window
that she wished to take the $3 million she had in the bag and open an
account with the bank. She said that first, though, she wished to meet the
president of Chase Manhattan Bank due to the large amount of money
involved. The teller seemed to think that this was a reasonable request,
and after opening the paper bag and seeing bundles of $1000 bills which
amounted to about $3 million, telephoned the banks president's secretary to
obtain an appointment for the lady.
The lady was escorted upstairs and ushered into the president's office.
Introductions were made and she stated that she liked to get to know the
people she did business with on a more personal level. The bank president
then asked her how she came into such a large sum of money.
"Was it an inheritance?" he asked.
"No," she replied.
He was quiet for a minute, trying to think where this little old lady could
possibly have come into $3 million.
"I bet," she said.
"You bet?" repeated the bank president, "as in horses?"
"No," she replied, "I bet on people."
Seeing his confusion, she explained that she just bet different things with
All of a sudden she said, "I'll bet you $25,000 that by tomorrow morning
your balls will be square."
The bank president figured that she must be off her rocker and decided to
take her up on her bet. He didn't see how he could lose. For the rest of
the day the bank president was very careful. He decided to stay home that
evening and take no chances -- there was $25,000 at stake. When he got up
in the morning and took his shower, he checked to make sure that everything
was OK. There was no difference, he looked the same as he always had. He
went to work and waited for the little old lady to come in at 10:00,
humming as he went. He knew that this would be a good day -- how often do
you get handed $25,000 for doing nothing? At 10:00 sharp, the little old
lady was shown into his office. With her was a younger man. When he
inquired as to the man's purpose for being there, she informed him that he
was her lawyer and that she always took him along whenever there was this
much money involved. "Well,"she asked, "what about our bet?" "I don't know
how to tell you this," he replied, "but I'm the same as I've always been,
only $25,000 richer!" The lady seemed to accept this, but requested that
she be able to see for herself. The bank president thought that this was
reasonable and dropped his trousers. She instructed him to bend over then
she grabbed hold of him. Sure enough, everything was fine. The bank
president then looked up and saw her lawyer standing across the room
banging his head against the wall.
"What's wrong with him?", he inquired.
"Oh him?", she replied. "I bet him $100,000 that by 10:00 this morning I'd
have the president of the Chase Manhattan bank by the balls!"
Et gammelt knep (det med at dele/videregive en del af den potentielle
fortjeneste ved et væddemål, for derved at sikre sejren), som også blev
godt fortalt i filmen "Desperado", som nogle af jer nok har set.