[gardeners] OT Frog

drusus@golden.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 18:58:19 -0500

 A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her
name plate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack. So he says, "Ms.
Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation."

Patti looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to  borrow.
The frog says $30,000. The teller asks his name and the frog  says that his
name is Kermit Jagger and that it's OK, he knows the bank  manager.

 Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he
will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has
anything he can use as collateral.

 The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny pink porcelain
elephant, about half an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very
confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult with the  manager and
disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and  says:

"There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and
wants to borrow $30,000. And he wants to use this as collateral."  She
holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what the heck is this?"

 The bank manager looks back at her and says:

"It's a knick knack, Patti Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a
Rolling Stone."