While waiting in line at the bank, I developed an embarrassing case of hiccups. While near the teller’s window, the hiccups seemed to get worse.
The teller took my check and proceeded to run a computer verification of the account. After a minute she looked up from her terminal with a frown and said that she would be unable to cash it.
Shocked as it was end month and I was sure my employer had banked my salary,
I asked, “Why not?”
“I’m sorry, sir,” she replied, “but our computer indicates that you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount. As a matter of fact,” she continued, “our records show your account is overdrawn in excess of $50,000.”
“It can’t be!” I cried. “You have to be kidding!”
“Yes, I am,” she answered with a smile, counting out his cash.
“But you will notice that your hiccups are gone.”