An older, white haired man walked into a jewellery store one Friday
evening with a beautiful young girl at his side. He told the jeweller he
was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend.
The jeweller looked through his stock and brought out a £5,000 ring and
showed it to him. The old man said, "I don't think you understand. I want
something very special."
At that statement, the jeweller went to his special stock and brought
another ring over. "Here's a stunning ring at only £40,000", the jeweller
The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with
excitement. The old man, seeing this, said, "We'll take it."
The jeweller asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, "By
cheque. I know you need to make sure my cheque is good, so I'll write it
now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick
the ring up Monday afternoon," he said.
Monday morning, a very teed-off jeweller phoned the old man. "There's no
money in that account."
"I know", said the old man, "but can you imagine the weekend I had?"