An elderly gentleman with a white hair walked into a jewelery shop on a Friday afternoon with a beautiful, young blond lady. He told the merchant the he wanted to buy a special ring to a special person, his girlfriend.
Merchant presented the standard range of rings with price levels around 5.000, - €. The gentleman, however, said he wanted something more unique.
After further discussion the retailer presented a special selection ring with 40.000, - € price tag. Beautiful, unique ring with multiple sparkling diamonds.
With eyes like stars the young lady was in shock with excitement. When the gentleman saw this he said; "We will take this!"
Merchant asked how payment would be done, and the gentleman said he would pay with a check. He added immediately:
"I know you do not normally accept the check and want to secure them. Unfortunately the banks are already closed. Is it okay for you, that you secure the check on Monday morning, and I'll pick up the ring in the afternoon? "
On Monday morning, a merchant called the gentleman and said;
"Sir, there is not enough balance to cover the purchase!"
"I know," said an elderly man.
"But let me tell you about my weekend...!"