An elderly Jewish man walks into a plush City bank and says he wants to borrow £2,000 for three weeks. The loan officer asks him what kind of collateral he has. The man says “I’ve got a Rolls Royce keep it until the loan is paid off.” He handed over the keys and the security officer promptly has the car driven into the bank’s underground parking for safe keeping. The man collects his £2,000 and leaves.

Three weeks later the man comes into the bank, pays back the £2,000 loan, plus £50.00 interest, and regains possession of the Rolls Royce. The loan officer asks him, “Sir, if I may ask, why would a man who drives a Rolls Royce need to borrow two thousand pounds?” The man answers, “I had to go to Europe for three weeks, and where else could I store a Rolls Royce for that long for fifty pounds?”