A frog offers a misshapen statue as collateral for a loan

A frog named Jimmy Jagger walked into a bank and sat down at the desk of a loan officer.

 

She was a friendly-looking young woman with a name tag that said Patricia Whack.

 

“I’m looking to take out a personal loan of $5000,” the frog said.

 

The loan officer stared at him skeptically.  “Do you have anything to offer as collateral?”

 

The frog dug around in his pockets, and after a moment he produced a small, badly misshapen clay statue.

 

“What on Earth is that?” The loan officer asked.

 

“It’s just a trinket.  I don’t have much to offer as collateral, I live in a swamp you see.  But I swear I’m good for it!”

 

The loan officer crossed her arms.  “Is it valuable? The bank is not a charity, sir!”

 

At this, the frog burst into tears.  “Please! I’m desperate! My wife is pregnant with our 4000th-8000th kids, and things are tight!  Can’t you help me???”

 

Hearing the commotion, the bank manager came over and asked what the trouble was.

 

The loan officer explained:  “This frog wants a $5000 dollar loan, and all he’s offering for collateral is this little… thing.  I don’t even know what this is supposed to be!”

 

The manager looked at the clay statue, threw his hands up and said

 

“It’s a knick-knack, Patty Whack, give the frog a loan, his old man’s a Rolling Stone!”