An old lady went to a bank intending to withdraw money. She handed her bank card to the bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $500.” The female teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $5,000, please use the ATM.”
The old lady wanted to know why. The teller returned her bank card and
irritably told her, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a long line of customers behind you.”
The old lady remained silent for a few seconds. But she returned the card to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”
The teller was astonished when she checked the old woman’s account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and respectfully told her, “My apologies ma’am, you have $3.5 million in your account and the bank doesn’t have that kind of cash right now. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”
The old lady then asked how much she could withdraw immediately. The teller told her, “Any amount up to $300,000.”
The old lady told the teller that she wanted to withdraw $300,000 from her account. The teller did so quickly and enthusiastically handed the cash to the old lady.
The old lady put $500 in her bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of $299,500 back into her account.
The moral: Don’t be difficult with old people, they spent a lifetime learning the skills.