A young man walked into a jeweler’s shop late one Friday, with a
beautiful young lady at his side. “I’m looking for a special ring for
my girlfriend,” he said.
The jeweler looked through his stock, and took out an outstanding
ring priced at $5,000.
“I don’t think you understand… I want something very unique,” the
young man said.
At that, the jeweler fetched his special stock from the safe.
“Here’s one stunning ring at $40,000.”
The girls’ eyes sparkled, and the young man said that he would take
“How are you paying?”
“I’ll pay by check but, of course, the bank would want to make sure
that everything is in order, so I’ll write a check and you can phone the
bank tomorrow. Then I’ll pickup the ring on Monday,” the young man suggested.
The jeweler agreed.
Monday morning a very pissed off jeweler phoned the man. “You fraud –
you lied! There’s no money in that account!”
“I know, but can you imagine what a fantastic weekend I had?”