THE LITTLE OLD LADY AND THE BET
A little old lady went into the Bank of Canada one day, carrying a bag of
money. She insisted that she must speak with the president of the bank to
open a savings account because, "It's a lot of money!"
After much hemming and hawing, the bank staff finally ushered her into the
president's office (the customer is always right!). The bank president then
asked her how much she would like to deposit. She replied, "$165,000!" and
dumped the cash out of her bag onto his desk. The president was of course
curious as to how she came by all this cash, so he asked her, "Ma'am, I'm
surprised you're carrying so much cash around. Where did you get this
money?" The old lady replied, "I make bets." The president then asked,
"Bets? What kind of bets?" The old woman said, "Well, for example, I'll bet
you $25,000 that your balls are square." "Ha!" laughed the president,
"That's a stupid bet. You can never win that kind of bet!" The old lady
challenged, "So, would you like to take my bet?" "Sure," said the president,
"I'll bet $25,000 that my balls are not square!" The little old lady then
said, "Okay, but since there is a lot of money involved, may I bring my
lawyer with me tomorrow at 10:00 am as a witness" "Sure!" replied the
That night, the president got very nervous about the bet and spent a long
time in front of a mirror checking his balls, turning from side to side,
again and again. He thoroughly checked them out until he was sure that there
was absolutely no way his balls were square and that he would win the bet.
The next morning, at precisely 10:00 am, the little old lady appeared with
her lawyer at the president's office. She introduced the lawyer to the
president and repeated the bet: "$25,000 says the president's balls are
square!" The president agreed with the bet again and the old lady asked him
to drop his pants so they could all see. The president complied. The little
old lady peered closely at his balls and then asked if she could feel them.
"Well, Okay," said the president, "$25,000 is a lot of money, so I guess you
should be absolutely sure."
Just then, he noticed that the lawyer was quietly banging his head against
the wall. The president asked the old lady, "What the hell's the matter with
your lawyer?" She replied, "Nothing, except I bet him $100,000 that at 10:00
am today, I'd have The Bank of Canada's president's balls in my hand."