Friday, September 29, 2006

Naija To The Core

Check out this "ijebu" man.
A typical Nigerian if you ask me.

A young Yoruba man(Nigerian) walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan
officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to Lagos on a vacation,
for two weeks, and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer tells him that
the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so the Yoruba man
hands over the keys to a new brand BMW 6 series. The car is parked on the
street in front of the bank. The Yoruba man produces the title and
everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as
collateral for the loan. The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a
good laugh at the Yoruba man, for using an $80,000 BMW as collateral against
a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the BMW into the bank's
underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the Yoruba man
returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan
officer says, "Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this
transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While
you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a successful
business man. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?"
The Yoruba man replies: "Where else in New York City can I park my car for
two weeks, and pay only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?"
The bank employees watch as he pulls out of the garage, windows down and sunroof
open. Juju music blasting from his car, as he pulled away. Yes OO!

16 comments:

samuru999 said...

Cool story christabelle!
I loved it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Margie

starry nights said...

could not stop laughing. thats funny, but true. thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.

Pecos Blue said...

I so hope that is true.

Amber @ Cafe Physique said...

That was too funny! I like your new picture...Now I can see who I've been chatting with :)

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Hmmn...ijebuuuu!!
Ise ile lo gbe jade.

Nice one there.

samuru999 said...

How are you doing Christabelle?
Hope all is well!
{{{hugs}}}

Margie

samuru999 said...

You'll be in PA in a few days time!
Oh, how I wish you could make a detour on the way... to CO.
Have a safe trip!
How long will you be there?
((((hugs))))
Take care dearie!

Margie:)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lmao... i heard that joke b4.. but it gets me everytime.. ijebu man 4real.. lol

great blog by the way

Calabar Gal said...

Nice Post on Free Parking!! True Ijebu Man - achieved his aim skillfully though!!

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Keshi said...

Mwahhhhh Chris!

Great story :):)


Keshi.

Queen Ebong said...

Hello Christabelle,
I guess you are out of the country now.
Hope U had a safe trip.
Am not sure if U got my SMS after U sent me one on the issue of ur journey. Am kinda worried that I havent heard from u for some days now or should I say its almost a week.
Please try as much as U can to get back to me.

I really miss talking with u

One love

samuru999 said...

Hope all is going well!
Thinking of you!
Hugggggz from
Margie

Azuka said...

Hey, Christabelle. Where've you been hiding?

samuru999 said...

Hi Christabelle
Hope you are ok!
Miss you!
Take care!

Hugggggggz!

Margie

samuru999 said...

Where are you christabelle?
You have been gone a long time!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Huggggz dear!

Margie

samuru999 said...

Yipee!
I"m so GLAD you are back Christabelle!
It made my day when I saw you at my blog this morning!

HUGGGGGGGGZ!

Margie