A little old lady walked into the main branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank holding a large paper bag in her hand. She told the young man at the window that she wished to open an account with the bank and deposit the $3 million she had in the bag. She said that prior to
doing so she wished to meet the president of the bank due to the large amount of money involved.
The teller opened the bag and saw bundles of $100 bills and thinking this a reasonable request telephoned the president's secretary to make an appointment for the lady.
Later the lady was escorted upstairs and ushered into the president's office. Introductions were made, and she stated that she liked to get to know the people she did business with on a more personal level. The bank president then asked her how she came into such a large sum of money and whether it was perhaps an inheritance. She replied, "No, I bet on people." Seeing his confusion she explained that she just bet different things with different people.
All of a sudden she said, "I'll bet you $25,000 that by 10:00 a. m. tomorrow morning your balls will be square." The bank president figured that she must be off her rocker but decided to take her up on the bet. He didn't see how he could lose.
For the rest of the day he was very careful. He decided to stay home that evening and take no chances, after all, there was $25,000 at stake. When he got up in the morning and took his shower he checked to make sure everything was normal. There was no difference. He looked the same as he always had.
He went to work and waited for the little old lady to come in at 10:00 a. m., humming as he went. He knew that this would be a good day. How often do you get handed $25,000 for doing nothing he thought!
At 10:00 a. m. sharp the little old lady was shown into the president's office. With her was a younger man who she introduced as her lawyer. She said she always took him along whenever there was this much money involved.
"Well," she asked, "what about our bet?"
"I don't know how to tell you this," he replied, "but I'm the same as I've always been, only $25,000 richer!"
The little old lady seemed to accept this but insisted that she be able to see for herself. The bank president thought the request reasonable and dropped his trousers. She instructed him to bend over and then she grabbed hold of him. Sure enough, everything was fine.
But then the Bank President looked up and saw the lady's attorney across the room, banging his head against the wall.
"What's wrong with him?" he asked.
"Oh, him?" she replied. "Nothing, really. I bet him $100,000 that by 10:00 a. m. this morning I'd have the president of the Chase Manhattan Bank by the balls."