A Greek-Cypriot walks into a bank in London and asks for the loan officer. He says he's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow £5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the Greek-Cypriot hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; he has the title, and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.
The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the man for using a £250,000 Rolls as collateral against a £5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, the man returns and repays the £5,000 and the interest, which comes to £15.41. The loan officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but we are a h1ttle puzzled. We checked you out and found that you are a multimilh1onaire. What puzzles us is - why would you bother to borrow £5,000?"
The Greek-Cypriot reph1es....."Where else in London can I park my car for two weeks for only £15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"