President Obama walked into the Bank of America to cash a check. As he
approached the cashier he said, "Good morning Ma'am, could you please
cash this check for me?"
"It would be my pleasure sir. Would you please show me your ID?"
"Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn't think there was
any need to. I am Barack Obama, the President of the United States of
"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 your ID.
"Just ask anyone here at the bank who I am and they will tell you.
Everybody knows who I am."
"I am sorry Mr. President but these are the bank rules and I must follow them."
"I order you to cash this check!"
"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
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, I can't think of a single thing. I don't have a clue what
"Will that be large or small bills, Mr. President?