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Thu, 22 Feb 1996 10:40:38 +0000

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>> A little old lady walked into the main branch of 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 she had in the bag and open an account with
>> the bank. She said that first, though, she wished to meet
>> the president of the Chase Manhattan bank due to the large
>> amount of money involved. The teller seemed to think that
>> this was a reasonable request, and after opening the paper
>> bag and seeing bundles of $1000 bills which amounted to
>> about $3 million, telephoned the bank president's secretary
>> to obtain an appointment for the lady.
>> The lady was escorted upstairs and ushered into the
>> president's office. Introductions were made and she stated
>> that she liked to get to know the people she did business
>> with on a more personal level. The bank president then
>> asked her how she came into such a large sum of money.
>> "Was it an inheritance??" he asked. "No" she replied.
>> He was quiet for a minute, trying to think where this little
>> old lady could possibly have come into $3 million. "I bet,"
>> she stated.
>> "You bet?" said the bank president. "As in horses?"
>> "No," she replied, "I bet on people". Seeing his confusion,
>> she explained that she just bet different things with people.
>> All of a sudden she said, "I'll bet you $25,000 that by 10:00
>> tomorrow morning your balls will be square." That bank
>> president figured that she must be off her rocker and decided
>> to take her up on her 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 $25,000 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 for doing
>> nothing? At 10:00 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 the man was her lawyer and that she always took him
>> along whenever there was this much 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 richer!" The lady seemed
>> to accept this, but requested that she be allowed to see for
>> herself. The bank 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 bank president then looked up and saw her
>> lawyer standing across the room banging his head against the
>> wall. "Whats wrong with him?" he inquired. "Oh him," she
>> replied, "I bet him $100,000 that by 10:00 this morning I'd
>> have the president of the Chase Manhattan bank by the balls.

"That's not my opinion.... that's just what I think!"

Ciao for now, love Dusch;
"when you say that, smile!"
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and the dancers hit each other.'
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