A little old lady walked into the main 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 3 million dollars that she had in the bag and open an account with the bank. But first, she said she wished to meet the president of the bank due to the rather large amount of money involved. After looking into the bag and seeing bundles of $1,000.00 bills which could have amounted to 3 million dollars, he called the president’s office and saw to it that the little old lady met with him. The lady was escorted up stairs and ushered into the president’s office. Introductions were made and she stated that she liked to know the people she did business with on a more personal level. The president then asked her how she came into such a large amount of money. “Was it inheritance?” he asked. “No,” she replied. He was quiet for a minute trying to think where she could have come into $3 million. “I bet,” she stated. “You bet!” repeated the president. “As in horses?” he asked. “No,” she replied, “I bet on people.”
Seeing his confusion, she explained that she just bets different things with different people. All of a sudden she said, “I’ll bet you $25,000.00 that by 10:00 am tomorrow your testicles will be square”. The bank president figured that she must be off her rocker and decided to take her up on the bet. He didn’t see how he could loose. For the rest of the day he was very careful. He decided to stay home that evening and take no chances – there was $25,000.00 at stake.
When he got up in the morning and took his shower, he checked to make sure that everything was OK. 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, humming as he went. He knew that this would be a good day. How often do you get handed $25,000.00 for doing nothing?
At 10:00 am sharp, the little old lady was escorted into his office. With her was a younger man. When the president inquired as to the purpose for him being there, she informed him that he was her lawyer and that she always took him along when there was a large amount of money involved.
“Well,” she asked, “what about our bet?”
“I don’t know how to tell you this,” he replied, “but I’m the same as I always have been, only $25,000.00 richer!” The lady seemed to accept this, but requested that she be able to see for herself. The president thought that this was reasonable and dropped his trousers. She instructed him to bend over and then she grabbed hold of him. Sure enough everything was fine. The president then looked up and saw her lawyer banging his head against the wall.
“What’s wrong with him?” the president asked.
“Oh him,” she replied, I bet him $100,000.00 that by 10:00 this morning I would have the president of Chase Manhattan Bank by the testicles.”
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