A Redneck from Alabama walked into a bank in New York City and asked for
the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Bakersfield 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 Redneck handed over the keys to a new
Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck
produced the title and everything checked out. The loan officer agreed to hold
the car as collateral for the loan and apologized for having to charge 12%
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh at
the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a
$5 ,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's
underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Redneck returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest
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 Alabama Redneck 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?'