An Italian walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the
He told the loan officer that he was going to Italy on business
for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he was not a
depositor of the bank.
The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of
security for the loan, so the Italian handed over the keys to a new
Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank.
The Italian produced the title and everything checked out.
The loan officer agreed to hold the car as collateral for the
loan and apologized for having to charge 12% interest.
Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good
laugh at the Italian for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a
An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's
underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Italian returned, repaid the $5,000 and the
interest of $23.07.
The loan officer said, 'Sir, we are very happy to have had your
business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a
While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a
What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?'
The Italian replied: 'Minga! Where else in New York City can I
park my car for two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there when
Ah, the Italians... Bada Bing!
FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Always bring the food..
FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.
FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and
just being together.
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowd's back-ends that left you
FRIENDS: Will knock on your door.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'
FRIENDS: Will visit you in jail
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will spend the night in jail with you.
FRIENDS: Will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Will cut your grass and clean your house then
come spend the night with you in the hospital.
FRIENDS: Have you on speed dial
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Have your number memorized
FRIENDS: Are for a while.
ITALIAN FRIENDS: Are for life.
FRIENDS: Might ignore this.
ITALIAN FRIENDS will forward this to their ITALIAN friends and
those who wish they were ITALIAN...
"Make the best of everything that you have."