A mad man handed his cheque to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw N5000..”
The Male teller told the mad man “For withdrawals less than N10,000, please use the ATM”.
The mad man then asked, “Why?” The teller irritably told the mad man, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” the teller then returned the cheque to the mad man.
The mad man remained silent. But he returned the cheque to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”
The teller was astonished when he checked the account balance of the mad man through the system. He nodded his head, knelt down and said to the mad man.
“My apologies Sir, you have N3.5 billion in your account and our bank does not have so much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”
The mad man then asked, “How much am I able to withdraw now?”
The teller told him, “Any amount up to N300,000.”
The mad man then told the teller that he wanted to withdraw N300,000 from his account.
The teller did so quickly and handed it to the mad man respectfully.
The mad man kept N5000 in his bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of N295000 back into his account.
The teller was dumbfounded.
Rules are inflexible but we humans can be flexible when the situation requires us to be.
We should not treat people base on their look or how they are dressed.
Rather, we should treat everyone with respect. And never be too quick to judge a book by its cover.
EVERYBODY IS IMPORTANT. STAY LOW AND DON’T OVERRATE YOURSELF