As an old man entered the bank and stood in the queue, he handed his bank card to a teller and said, “I would like to withdraw two pounds.”
The teller told him, “For withdrawals less than 100 pounds please use the ATM.”
The old man wondered why this was happening.
The teller returned the bank card and informed him that “These are the bank’s rules & rules are rules, now sir, please leave if there is nothing else I can help you with, there is a queue behind you and the ATM is outside.”.
The old man stood silent for a few seconds, then handed the card back to the teller and asked, “Can I withdraw all my money?”.”
When the teller checked the account balance, she was shocked. As she leaned over, she whispered, “but sir, you have 80.000 pounds in your account, and the bank does not have that much cash.”. Could you schedule an appointment for tomorrow?
“How much can I withdraw today?” the old man asked.
The teller told him he could withdraw any amount up to 5000 pounds.
“Well, better give me 5000 pounds just now”, the teller said friendly and respectfully.
The old man put two pounds in his wallet, stood for a moment, then asked the teller to deposit 4998 pounds back into his account.