IJMC This Ole Frog

                     IJMC - This Ole Frog

As the dust clears from the moving days, my life settles back into 
normality. Tomorrow I will work again and have a few teeth fixed up. 
Maybe a movie and dinner with my sister and now roommate. Not bad for the 
first day of June and I hope a good omen for the week to come. I'm 
looking forward to some slower days where I just work and have some time 
off. A simple summer, some days in the park, swimming in the pool, 
rollerblading around the automobiles. Then back to school in the fall 
with the eternal quest for a degree. Life moves well.               -dave

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her
nameplate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack. So he says, "Ms.
Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation." 

Patti looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow.
The frog says $30,000. The teller asks his name and the frog says that his
name is Kermit Jagger and that it's OK, he knows the bank manager. 

Patti explains that $30,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he
will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has
anything he can use as collateral. 

The frog says, "Sure. I have this." And he produces a tiny pink porcelain
elephant, about half an inch tall. It's bright pink and perfectly formed. 

Very confused, Patti explains that she'll have to consult with the
manager; and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and
reports: "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know
you, and he wants to borrow $30,000. And he wants to use this as

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what the heck is this?" 

So the bank manager looks back at her and says: "It's a knick knack, Patti
Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone!" 

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