Some wise advice about banks, banking, life and everything…

banks,banking,robbery,morals,funny jokes,humor,hilariousThanks to my good friend Laurence H. for sharing this learned parable about banks and banking, and how they relate to life in general.

It’s supposed to be funny, but actually is all too realistic…

A few years ago robbers entered a bank in a small town. One of them shouted, “don’t move! The money belongs to the bank. Your lives belong to you.”

Immediately all the people in the bank laid on the floor quietly and without panic.

This is an example of how the correct wording of a sentence can make everyone change their view of the world.

While running from the bank, the youngest robber (who had a college degree) said to the oldest robber (who had barely finished elementary school), “hey, maybe we should count how much we stole?”

The older man replied, “don’t be stupid. It’s a lot of money so let’s wait for the news on TV to find out how much money was taken from the bank.”

This is an example of how life experience is more important than a degree.

After the robbery, the manager of the bank said to his accountant, “let’s call the cops and tell them how much has been stolen.”

“Wait,” said the accountant, “before we do that, let’s add the $2,000,000 we took for ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen as part of today’s robbery.”

This is an example of taking advantage of an opportunity.

The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of $3 million.

When the robbers counted the money, they found only $1 million so they started to grumble. “We risked our lives for $1 million, while the bank’s management robbed two million dollars without blinking? Maybe it’s better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber.”

This is an example of how knowledge can be more useful than power.

Moral: Give a person a gun, and he can rob a bank . Give a person a bank, and he can rob everyone.

Would you agree with this moral? Please share your views!

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