A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. (March 4, 2017)

A little wit

He’s not a billionaire for no reason…(from Short-Funny-Stories.com)

A businessman walks into a bank in San Francisco and asks for the loan officer. He says he 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 such a loan. So the businessman hands over the keys to a Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. An employee drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.

dsc01959Two weeks later, the businessman returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, “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 businessman replied, “Where else in San Francisco can I park my car for two weeks for $15 bucks?”

portrait-alexander-graham-bell_wqscerA little wisdom

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”–Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922 (Read more about him.)

bostonmassacreA little whatever

On March 5, 1770, a crowd of protesting British colonists was heckling and throwing snowballs at a squad of British soldiers who had been dispatched to offer support to the sentry who was the target of the crowd’s ire. Frustrated by the unruly behavior by the colonists, the soldiers fired shots into the crowd, killing three immediately; two more died later. Captain Thomas Preston, the officer in charge, was arrested and charged with manslaughter, as were eight of the other soldiers. They were all acquitted of the crime. The Boston Massacre, as it was later dubbed, is largely viewed as the turning point between the Crown and American Colonists, which lead to the Revolutionary War.


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