little old lady walked into the head branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank holding
a large paper bag in her hand. She told the young man at the window that she
wished to take the million she had in the bag and open an account with the
bank. She said that first, though, she wished to meet the president of Chase
Manhattan Bank due to the amount of money involved. The teller seemed to think
that was a reasonable request and after opening the paper bag and seeing the
bundles of bills which amounted to right around million, telephoned
the bank's secretary to obtain an appointment for the lady.
lady was escorted upstairs and ushered into the president's office. Introductions
were made and she stated that she would like to get to know the people she did
business with on a more personal level. The bank president then asked her where
she came into such a large amount of money. "Was it an inheritance?"
it from playing the stock market?"
was quiet for a minute, trying to think of where this little old lady could
possibly come into million. "I bet." she stated.
bet?" repeated the bank president. "As in horses?"
she replied, "I bet people."
his confusion, she explained that she justs bets different things with people.
All of a sudden she said, "I'll bet you ,000 that by 10:00 o'clock tomorrow
morning, your balls will be square."
bank president figured she must be off her rocker and decided to take her up
on the bet. He didn't see how he could lose. For the rest of the day, the bank
president was very careful. He decided to stay home that evening and take no
chances; there was ,000 at stake.
he got up in the morning and took his shower, he checked to make sure everything
was okay. There was no difference; he looked the same as he always had. He went
to work and waited for the little old lady to come in at 10:00 o'clock, humming
as he went. He knew this would be a good day; how often do you get handed ,000
for doing nothing.
10:00 o'clock sharp, the little old lady was shown into his office. With her
was a younger man. When he inquired as to the man's purpose for being there,
she informed him that he was her lawyer and she always took him along when there
was this much money involved. "Well," she asked, "what about
don't know how to tell you this," he replied, "but I am the same as
I've always been only ,000 richer."
lady seemed to accept this, but requested that she be able to see for herself.
The bank president thought this was reasonable and dropped his trousers. She
instructed him to bend over and then grabbed a hold of him. Sure enough, everything
was fine. The bank president then looked up and saw her lawyer standing across
the room banging his head against the wall.
wrong with him?" he inquired.
him," she replied, "I bet him ,000 that by 10:00 o'clock this
morning that I'd have the president of Chase Manhattan Bank by the balls."