An older woman handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $500.”
The teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $5,000, please use the ATM.”
The older woman then asked, “Why?”
The teller irritably told her, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” She then returned the card to the older woman.
The older woman remained silent. But then she returned the card to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”
The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and said to the old lady, “My apologies Mam, you have $3.5 million in your account and our bank does not have so much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”
The older woman then asked, “How much am I able to withdraw now?”
The teller told her, “Any amount up to $300,000”
The older woman then told the teller that she wanted to withdraw $300,000 from her account.
The teller did so quickly and handed it to her *respectfully*
The older woman kept $500 in her bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of $299,500 back into her account.