A Loan for a Loner

A hermit leaves the solitude of his rural home and ventures into town for the first time in his life to try to get a loan.

Inside the bank, he tells the manager, “I want to borrow $10,000 to build a bathroom in my house.”

“I don’t believe I know you,” says the manager. “Where have you done your business before?”

The hermit replies, “Out back in the woods.”

—Submitted by Adam Joshua Smargon,
Newark, Delaware