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His name was Bubba. He was from Mississippi, and he wanted $5,000. So, he walked into a bank in New York City and asked for the loan officer. He told the loan officer that he was going to Paris for an

International Redneck Festival for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000… but, he was not a depositor of their bank.

The bank officer told him that the bank would need some form of security for the loan. So, the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck 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 Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank’s private garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck 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’re a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a Distinguished Alumni from Mississippi State University, a highly sophisticated investor and multi-millionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the world. What puzzles us is why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The good ole boy replied, “Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for $23.07 and expect it to be there when I return?”

His name was BUBBA.

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