Obama said, "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 of America !"
The cashier says, "Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations and monitoring of the banks because of 9/11, impostors, forgers, money laundering and bad mortgage underwriting, not to mention requirements of the Dodd/Frank legislation, et cetera, I must insist on seeing ID."
Obama says, “Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am." The cashier says "I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I must follow them." Obama says "I am urging you, please, to cash this check. I need to buy a gift for Michelle for Valentine’s Day"
The cashier says, "Look Mr. President, here is an example of what we can do. One day, Tiger Woods came into one of our bank branches without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putter and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a coffee cup. With that shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and cashed his check."
The cashier continued, "Another time, Andre Agassi came into the same place without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot where as the tennis ball landed in a coffee 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"
The cashier says, "Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?"
My Thanks to my friend Buddy for his contribution to today's story.
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