A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from
her nameplate that the teller's 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
Patti looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to
borrow. The frog says $30,000.00. The teller asks his name and the
frog says that his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger,
and that it's OK, he knows the bank manager.
Patti explains that $30,000.00 is a substantial amount of money and
that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks
if he has anything he can use as collateral. The frog says, "Sure, I
this," and produces a tiny pink porcelain elephant, about half an inch
tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patti 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 called Kermit Jagger out there who claims
to know you and wants to borrow $30,000.00. He wants to use this
as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what
the heck is this?"
(Are you ready???)
The bank manager looks back at her and says:
"It's a knick-knack, Patti Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old
man's a Rolling Stone."