Thursday, September 13, 2007

An Email worth sharing ...

I got this today in my inbox, and I JUST had to pass it on ... The friend who sent it is having some struggles, so I post this with my thoughts and prayers and best wishes to her as she continues in her recovery and recuperation ... Thanks for the laughter this brought ...

So - here it goes:

A Ukrainian walked into a bank in downtown Toronto and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Kiev on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000m to cover expenses, but that he was not a depositor of the bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan. The Ukrainian shrugged and handed over the keys to a new 07 Ferrari Fiorano 599 GTB.

The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. TheUkrainian then produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.

The Ukrainian man again shrugged and took the cheques from the Loan Officer, cashed it and hopped into a cab and drove away.

Later, that afternoon the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the Ukrainian for using a $300,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Ukrainian returned to the bank. He pulled out his wallet and promptly repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07.

The loan officer signed off the loan documents and then asked, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but all of us are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire with holdings all over the world. What puzzles us is this - why would you bother to borrow $5,000 for two weeks when you have so much money available to you?"

The Ukrainian smiled and replied: "Where else in Toronto can I park my car for two weeks and pay only $23.07 AND KNOW that it will still be there when I return?"

He took his keys and left the bank ...

Thanks Lisa ... may ALL the good energy that comes from good jokes and stories help you get better soon !!!

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