Monday, August 27, 2007

Father’s Occupation

Upon being questioned as to the occupation of his father, the young man replied, "He cleans out the bank."

"Janitor or president?" was the final question.

--Edmund Fuller (ed.), "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions"

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Positive Identification

Pausing for a moment before completing the transaction before him, the teller in the bank peered at the young lady and asked, "I'm sure that this check is all right, but could you show me some positive identification?"

The young lady seemed about to turn away; then, in a faltering tone, she said, "I have a mole on my thigh just above the knee."

--Edmund Fuller (ed.), "2500 Anecdotes for all Occasions"

Thursday, August 23, 2007

No Funds

Returning home one evening, a father was acosted by his daughter in the hallway of their home.

Indignantly, the daughter said, "Father, why in the world did you tell me to put my money in such a bank? Why, it's absolutely on the rocks."

"What," said her father, "why that's one of the strongest banks in the country. What do you mean by such a statement?"

Waving a check in the air, his daughter replied, "Look at this. It's my check for $25.00 and it was returned today by the bank and marked 'NO FUNDS'."

--Edmund Fuller (ed.), "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Why Lose Sleep?

Charles Fox, the English Statesman, once received a severe reprehension from his father who asked him how it was possible for him to sleep, or enjoy any of the comforts of life, when he thought about the immense sums he owed.

"Your lordship need not be in the least surprised," answered Charles; "your astonishment ought to be how my creditors can sleep."

--Edmund Fuller (ed.), "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions"

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why Should I Pay?

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the playwright, wit and spendthrift, being dunned by a tailor to pay at least the interest on his bill, answered: "It is not my interest to pay the principal, nor my principle to pay the interest."

--Edmund Fuller (ed.), "2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions"

Monday, August 20, 2007

Do You Know How to Indorse a Check?

A young bride walked into a bank to cash a check. She was somewhat taken aback when the clerk informed her that the check would have to be indorsed by her before it could be cashed.

"Why, it's a good check. My husband sent it to me. He's away on business."

"Yes, madam, it's perfectly all right. But, please sign it on the back so that your husband will know that you got the money."

The bride walked to the writing desk, seemed to be lost in deep contemplation for a moment, and then returned to the teller's window and handed the check to him.

Great was his surprise when he saw scrawled across the back of the check: "Your loving wife, Ethel."

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