A cowboy from Wyoming 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 rodeo 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 Cowboy handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car was
parked on the street in front of the bank. The Cowboy 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
Cowboy from Wyoming 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 underground garage and parked it.
Two weeks later, the Cowboy 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
little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out on Dunn &
Bradstreet and found that you are a highly sophisticated investor and
multimillionaire with real estate and financial interests all over the
world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around
“What puzzles us is – why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”
The good ‘ole Wyoming boy replied, “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 I
Don’t mess with Cowboys.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”