Monday, May 11, 2009

True Story

The following is a true story. I didn't believe it at first - but I have come to believe it to be true. I will try to change any information that might give away who this story is about, as to protect the "innocent" - and seeing as how it is an ongoing police investigation - I wouldn't want to disrupt justice. But the following is for your enjoyment:

My friend, let's call her Jamey, works for a bank in Chicago that specializes in high profile account relationships. She sees a lot of people who have very high needs: international clients, corporate relationships, sports figures... you get the picture. Jamey never really knows who is going to walk through the door when she goes to work each morning.

On this particular day, Jamey was working with a particularly complicated client. In the middle of processing all of his transactions, the client informs Jamey that he needs to excuse himself to go pray. She happily obliges and showed him to a conference room so that he could pray in quiet. She continued on with her paperwork and before long her client was back.

A bit more time went on and it became clear that a disturbance was erupting in the quiet lobby. They looked over to see an apparent bank robber running out of the office with a bag full of money and the teller crying behind the desk. Frightened, Jamey's client looked up at her and asked "What is going on?"

Jamey.... without skipping a beat looked at her client in the face and said...
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"We've just been robbed. I guess you didn't pray hard enough."


True story.

3 comments:

Betty Duffy said...

So did the client rob them while he was supposedly "Praying?"

Anonymous said...

OMG I can't believe someone would say that!

Sharon Kieffer Steele said...

Betty, no. I adjusted the story to clarify any ambiguity - but while my friend sat at the desk with her client, a robber had entered the branch and slipped the teller a note and ran out with his grab. The rest of the bank was unaware of what happened until he tore out of there.

Anonymous, yeah, that is what I thought, too. That Jamey is a real handfull.

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