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A Geordie Man

pierre_pierre
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A Geordie Man

NOT A STORY BUT A TRUE INCIDENT


A Geordie man walks into a bank in Newcastle and asks for the loan officer.
He tells the loan officer that he is going to Australia on business
For two weeks and needs to borrow £5,000.
The bank officer tells him that the bank
Will need some form of security for the loan,
So the canny Geordie lad hands over the keys
And documents of new Ferrari parked
On the street in front of the bank.
He produces the Log Book and everything checks out.
The loan officer agrees to accept
The car as collateral for the loan.
The bank's Manager and its officers
All enjoy a good laugh at the rough looking Geordie
For using a £120,000 Ferrari
As collateral against a £5000 loan.
An employee of the bank then
Drives the Ferrari into the bank's
Underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, the Geordie returns,
Repays the £5,000 and the interest,
Which comes to £15.41.
The loan officer says,
"Sir, we are very happy to have had your business,
And this transaction has worked out very nicely,
But we are a little puzzled.
While you were away,
We checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire.
What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow "£5,000" ?



The Geordie replies:


"Where else in Newcastle can I park my car
For two weeks for only £15.41
And expect it to be there when I return'"



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Re: A Geordie Man

Sure I've read that before with an American slant, made me laugh though.  Grin
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Re: A Geordie Man

The old ones are the best  Grin
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Re: A Geordie Man

From Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/humor/question/requests2.asp
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This has been around forever, but I can't find it on your site. Do you have a page for this?
A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.
She says she is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan; so, the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.
The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, the blonde returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.
The loan officer says, "Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but, we're a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
The blonde replies, "The airport wanted to charge me two hundred dollars to store my car. Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"
Not all blondes are dumb.
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