Friday 2 March 2007 9.16am
OK - I know it's not Friday afternoon yet but here goes.
An elderly gentleman walks into Aspreys on a Saturdya afternoon with a stunning young girl and asks to see diamond rings. The first one shown to him is £6,000 and he rejects it off hand saying he wants something really special. He eventually settles for a £40,000 sparkler and the girl is over the moon. However, the gentleman obviously does not have that kind of money on him and the banks are closed. So he writes a cheque and tells the slightly worried jeweller he will come back after the weekend to collect The Ring
once the funds have cleared.
On Monday the jeweller rings the gentleman and is very apologetic about the fact that the cheque has not cleared due to insufficient funds. Never mind says the gentleman, I had a great weekend......