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?"
Cashier: "It would be my pleasure sir. Could you please show me your ID?"
Obama:"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 !!!!"
Cashier:"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."
Obama:“Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am."
Cashier:"I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I must follow them."
Obama:"I am urging you, please, to cash this check."
Cashier: "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 racquet 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”.
Cashier: "Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?