A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up
her shower when the doorbell rings. After a few seconds of arguing
which one should go and answer the doorbell, the wife gives up,
quickly wraps herself up in a towel and runs downstairs. When she
opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbour.
Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you £800
to drop that towel that you have on"
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands
naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her £800
Confused, but excited about her good fortune, the woman wraps back
up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets back to the
bathroom, her husband asks from the shower,
"Who was that?"
"It was Bob the next door neighbour," she replies.
"Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about
the £800 he owes me?"
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk
in a timely fashion with your stakeholders, you may be in a position
prevent avoidable exposure.
Corporate Lesson 2
A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking
to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie
comes out in a puff of smoke.
The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll
give each of you just one."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk "I want
to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the
world." Poof! She's gone.
In astonishment, "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep.
"I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal
masseuse, an endless
supply of pina coladas and the love of my life." Poof! He's
"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after
Always let your boss have the first say.
Corporate Lesson 3
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit
saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do
nothing all day
The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat
on the ground below the crow, and rested.
All of a sudden a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very