The Politician

A politician walks into Nat West bank to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says “Good morning , could you please cash this cheque for me?”

Cashier: “It would be my pleasure Sir. Could you please show me your ID?” 

Politician: “Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am Leader of the Opposition”

Cashier: “Yes Sir, I know who you are, but with all the regulations, monitoring of the banks because of impostors and forgers, etc I must insist on seeing ID.”

Politician: “Just ask anyone here at the bank who  I am and they will tell you. Everybody knows who I am.” 

Cashier: “I am sorry Sir but these are the bank rules and I must follow them.”

Politician: “I am urging you please to cash this cheque.” 

Cashier: “Look Sir this is what we can do: One day one of the greatest golfers came into the bank without ID. To prove who he was he pulled out his putting iron and made a beautiful shot across the bank into an ink well. With that shot we knew he was telling the truth and cashed his cheque.

“Another time, our topmost tennis player came in without ID. He pulled out his tennis racquet and made a fabulous shot where the tennis ball landed in my cup. With that spectacular shot we knew he was telling the truth and cashed his cheque. So, Sir, what can you do to prove that it is you, and only you, as the Leader of the Opposition?” 

Politician stood there thinking, and thinking and finally says, “Honestly, there is nothing that comes to my mind. I can’t think of a single thing I’m good at.” 

Cashier: “Will that be large or small notes, Sir?”

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