6 May 2010

THURSDAY THIRTEEN



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Opening the Newspaper this morning the headline was : Saving account interests dropped again, or something like that. That made me think to find some funny quotes about banks

13 Quotes about Banks

1. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”

2. When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken.

3. If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.”

4. Good bankers, like good tea, can only be appreciated when they are in hot water.

5. You don't put robbers to work in a bank

6. Banks do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.

7. There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.

8. It is well enough that people do not understand banking and monetary system, for if they did, there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

9. Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

10. There have been three great inventions since the beginning of time: fire, the wheel, and central banking

11. The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.

12. When the biggest, richest, glassiest buildings in town are the banks, you know that town's in trouble.

13. A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't

7 comments:

Thom said...

How true on your no 9. Those turds! Great 13 :)

Puss-in-Boots said...

I feel like getting those and sending them to all the banks here...never a truer word spoken.

Do you get the feeling that banks aren't everyone's favourite institutions??

Gledwood said...

I like the first one best: a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain... hear hear!

PS Gattina, are you an insomniac? You always seem to post at about five in the morning... or do you just set the computer to auto-post while you sleep??!?

Gledwood said...

Do I get the feeling banks aren't everyone's favourite institutions ~ yes!

I have to say during the crisis I was wondering why big corporations didn't club together to start their own banks ~ after all they mainly need them to keep their money safe.

Another option might be to get rid of all banks and have national savings schemes where the government looks after your money... but one person I would trust less than a banker with my cash is... yes, a politician!!

diane said...

So true.

claudie said...

Banks accepted to be helpt during the crise and now they forget all the consideration they would have and adopt the baddest attitude it can be!
sarko et Fillon nous annonce une période d'austérité! Alors ils devraient moins bringuer dans les salons du pouvoir! Et remplacer le champagne par du bon mousseux!

A Lady's Life said...

# 6,8,9 are so true. I think banks are destroying the economy today.ie. They don't sell you homes, they sell you interest. The prices of our homes have gone up so much I don't think young people will be able to afford to buy them.They are regulated and need to be regulated more.:)