A Chassidic Jew walks into a bank in Manhattan and asks for the loan officer. He explains that he is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $2,000.
The bank officer says, “We will need some kind of security for such a loan.”
The Chassid hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce parked in front of the bank. The Bank does a registration check with NYDIV. Everything checks out. The Officer 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.
While the Chassid is away the Bank realizes their client is a multimillionaire. So several weeks later when the Chassid returns, repays the $2,000 and the interest which comes to $5.41, the loan officer questions, “Why would you bother to borrow $2,000? You are very wealthy.”
The Chassid replies, “Parking. Where can you park in midtown Manhattan for two weeks for only five dollars plus change?”