The king doesn't make a difference

Submitted by domtine

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of Euphates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Crosus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.

Crosus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."

"But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. "Don't you know who I am? I am the King!"

Crosus sang, When you wish to pawn a Star ... makes no difference who you are....

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