A big thank you to one of my customers at work for the following gem….
Nick Clegg walked into a bank, approached the cashier and said: ‘Good morning, could you please cash this cheque for me?’
Cashier: ‘It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me some ID?’
Clegg: ‘Well I didn’t bring any ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need as I am Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister’
Cashier: ‘I’m sorry, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of imposters and forgers I must insist of proof of identity’.
Clegg: ‘But I need this cheque cashed, it’s very important’.
Cashier: ‘Perhaps there’s another way.
One day Colin Montgomerie came into the bank without ID. To prove who he was, he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank floor into a cup. With that shot we knew itwas him and cashed his cheque.
Another time, Andy Murray came in without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot, and the tennis ball landed in my cup. With that spectacular shot we cashed his cheque as we knew it was him.
So sir, what can you do to prove you are the Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister?’
Clegg stood there thinking and finally said: ‘Honestly, I can’t think of a single thing I’m good at.’
Cashier: ‘That proves who you are Mr Clegg, how would like it, in £20’s or £10’s ?’