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The good old days of banking: 'Ok. . . now comes the tricky part.'
'Wow, is this what we owe?'
'Wear this on the train, it's better than people knowing you're a banker.'
'He wants to put his bones in safekeeping.'
'I'm sorry sir, but your card was rejected...because it's ugly.'
'Our new savings account isn't very popular. There's been no interest in it.'
Bank 'n' Burger
Thursday, August 2, 1990, Early in the Morning, the Watternods' Dog Ponders the S. & L. Mess
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"If you're not happy with the brokerage of with my service the commission checks will mean nothing to me."
'Your Financial Institution No Longer Exists.'
'So, how much can you lend me?'
"I hate check writing, but, hey, it pays the bills."
"Sorry, we don't have your money anymore but if you want to see some photos of it we've taken over the years check out our website."
"I love the way you look like you're making money even though you're making no money at all."
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"Who would ever have guessed that there'd be a golden age of debt?"
"Jitters on Wall Street today over rumors that Alan Greenspan said, 'A rich man can as soon enter Heaven as a camel fit through the eye of a needle.' "
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"And we will absolutely start lending again as soon as we finish building our debtors' prison."
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"Just once, I'd like to be able to write a check without getting thrown in jail."
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"I know we don't need any, but I feel like some instant gratification."
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Playfully skirting catastrophic failure since 1924
Tired of constantly sending her money, Jill's parents installed an ATM in her dorm room.
'We are prepared to make you a loan, but first you have to prove that you really don't need it,'
'He says its a subprime fruit we can have at an adjustable rate, what's the worst that could happen?'
'Oh, that reminds me...any word from the bank on our application for a mortgage re-fi?'
'Yes, I sold my soul...but what could I do? They held all the papers!'