Obama walks into the Bank of America and says to a cashier, “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 Barrack Obama, the president of the United
“Yes sir, I know who you are, but with all the Government regulations,
monitoring of the banks because of imposters and forgers, 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, but these are government and bank rules and I must follow them.”
“I am urging you please to cash this check.”
“Look, this is what we can do: One day Tiger Woods came into the bank
without ID. To prove he was Tiger Woods he pulled out his putting iron
and made a beautiful shot across the bank lobby into a cup. With that
shot we knew him to be Tiger Woods and we cashed his check.”
“Another time, Andre Agassi came in without ID. He pulled out his
tennis racquet and served an ace shot directly into the center of our
bank logo 90 feet away. With that spectacular shot we cashed his
check. So, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you?”
Obama stood there thinking, and thinking and finally says:
“Honestly, nothing comes to mind. I can’t think of a single thing I can do.”
“Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?”