President Obama walks into the Bank of America to cash a check. As he approaches the cashier he says, "Good morning Ma'am, could you please cash this check for me?"
"It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?"
"Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think
there was any need to. I am President Barack Obama, the President of the United States
"Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and
monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers and requirements
of the Dodd/Frank legislation, etc., I must insist on seeing ID."
Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell
you. Everybody knows who I am."
"I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I
must follow them."
"I am urging you, please, to cash this check."
"Look Mr. President, here is an example of what we can do. One
day, Tiger Woods came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods
he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a
cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his check.
Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID. He pulled out
his tennis racket and made a fabulous shot whereas the tennis ball landed
in my cup. With that shot we cashed his check.
So, Mr. President, what can you do to prove that it is you, and
only you, as the President of the United States?"
Obama stands there thinking, and thinking, and finally says,
"Honestly, my mind is a total blank...there is nothing that comes to my
mind. I can't think of a single thing. I have absolutely no idea what to do
and I don't have a clue.
"Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?