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Apr

## The Little Old Lady And The Bet

A little old lady went into the Bank of Canada one day, carrying a bag of money.
She insisted that she must speak with the president of the bank to open a
savings account because, Its a lot of money! After much hemming and hawing,
the bank staff finally ushered her into the presidents office (the customer is
always right!).

The bank president then asked her how much she would like to deposit. She
replied, \$165,000! and dumped the cash out of her bag onto his desk. The
president was of course curious as to how she came by all this cash, so he asked
her, Maam, Im surprised youre carrying so much cash around. Where did you
get this money? The old lady replied, I make bets. The president then asked,
Bets? What kind of bets? The old woman said, Well, for example, Ill bet you
\$25,000 that your balls are square. Ha! laughed the president, Thats a
stupid bet. You can never win that kind of bet! The old lady challenged, So,
would you like to take my bet? Sure, said the president, Ill bet \$25,000
that my balls are not square! The little old lady then said, Okay, but since
there is a lot of money involved, may I bring my lawyer with me tomorrow at
10:00 am as a witness? Sure! replied the confident president.

That night, the president got very nervous about the bet and spent a long time
in front of a mirror checking his balls, turning from side to side, again and
again. He thoroughly checked them out until he was sure that there was
absolutely no way his balls were square and that he would win the bet.

The next morning, at precisely 10:00 am, the little old lady appeared with her
lawyer at the presidents office. She introduced the lawyer to the president and
repeated the bet: \$25,000 says the presidents balls are square! The president
agreed with the bet again and the old lady asked him to drop his pants so they
could all see. The president complied. The little old lady peered closely at his
balls and then asked if she could feel them. Well, Okay, said the president,
\$25,000 is a lot of money, so I guess you should be absolutely sure. Just
then, he noticed that the lawyer was quietly banging his head against the wall.