A frog walks into a bank and approaches the teller. He sees from her badge that her name is Patricia Whack. “Miss Whack,” says the frog, “I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.”
Pattie looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his father is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay because he knows the bank manager. Pattie explains that he will need to secure the loan with some kind of collateral. The frog says, “No problem, I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about half an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Pattie is confused and explains that she will have to consult with the bank manager and promptly disappears into the back office.
She finds the manager and explains “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger at the counter who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000 using this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?”
The bank manager looks back at her with contempt and says ………….
“It’s a knickknack, Pattie Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”