Before going to Europe on business, a man drives his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and asks for an immediate loan of $5,000.
The loan officer, taken aback, requests collateral.
“Well then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce,” the man says.
The loan officer promptly has the car driven into the bank’s underground parking for safe keeping and gives the man the $5,000.
The man writes out a check and starts to walk away.
“Wait, sir,” the loan officer says. “You are a millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?”
The man smiles, “Where else could I find a safer place to park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?”