Can you caption this
Ever had a fellow employee at the bank that was hard to get
close to? Hard to get along with? Or who was always trying to stick it to you?
Well, this zoo keeper at Pennsylvania's Claws And Paws Wild
Animal Park was kind enough to show off "Marsha," an African Crested
Porcupine for our photographer. Contrary to legend, porcupines do not shoot
their quills. This variety tends to burrow, and should any predator attempt to
follow it underground, it gets a nasty noseful.
Funny story about "Marsha." When she was born, she was
examined and pronounced a male. So she was called "Marshall," and put in with
the other porkies.
Well, somewhere along the way, "Marshall" had little
porcupines. (Zoo Chief Vince Hall tells us that porcupines are notoriously hard
to type--and assures that little ones are born with soft quills.)
"Marshall" became "Marsha."
The assignment was to come up with a caption of 50 words or less for the photo. Here are the caption entered. The gift card winner was Marvin Oesterle of Mason State Bank
1. "Know your customer? Yes, we have free checking, Mister, er ... Miss?"--Marvin Oesterle
2." Okay - it was funny the first time... but so help me - if I hear you say 'Marsha, Marsha, Marsha' one more time you'll be wearing a quill or two yourself!"--Kim Fowler, vice-president, wealth compliance manager, TD Bank, Greenville, S.C.
3. "She'll be fine after she has her coffee, until then let's keep her on a short leash." --Rhonda Register, vice-president and co-director, Star University, Capital City Bank, Tallahassee, Fla.
4. "Keep your friends close & your enemies closer. Use a leash if necessary!"
--Shelly Eilers, vice-president, ebanking, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, S.D.
[This article was posted on October 5, 2012, on the website of ABA Banking Journal, www.ababj.com, and is
copyright 2012 by the American Bankers Association.]