Why I love being Polish, Reason #59,375,782,892

Everyone has those [coworkers/family members/etc.] who still think forwards are cool.

Or informative. [In their minds, they are literally saving you from a virus.]

Or funny. [Oh wow, pictures of cats…]

But let’s be honest,

some forwards are actually…worth forwarding.

And for me, being the proudly Polish person that I am, this is one of them.

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At that, I give you:

Polish Loan

A Polish man walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Poland on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a depositor of the bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan, so the Polish man handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank.

The Polish man produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold the collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.

Later, the bank’s president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at the “dumb Pole” for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. Then an employee of the bank drove the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Polish man returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07.

The loan officer said, “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 multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The Polish man replied, “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?”

Ah, the Polish…smart cookies.

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I love my heritage.


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