Ogden Nash
New York / United States
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Bankers Are Just Like Anybody Else, Except Richer

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This is a song to celebrate banks,
Because they are full of money and you go into them and all
you hear is clinks and clanks,
Or maybe a sound like the wind in the trees on the hills,
Which is the rustling of the thousand dollar bills.
Most bankers dwell in marble halls,
Which they get to dwell in because they encourage deposits
and discourage withdrawals,
And particularly because they all observe one rule which woe
betides the banker who fails to heed it,
Which is you must never lend any money to anybody unless
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sajitha 29 June 2019
'why do you brim with the milk of human kindness and urge them to accept every drop of it" .....
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Kahuto Chishi Sümi 22 March 2019
Thanks for posting. I came across it many years ago and it stuck in my head.
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Sandra Feldman 28 December 2016
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M Asim Nehal 28 December 2016
It is another business of money. Promoting Money lending and encouraging deposits and they know how to deal in money matters.
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Tom Allport 28 December 2016
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Rajnish Manga 28 December 2016
I knew Ogden Nash by the scores of wonderful Limericks he has written until I read this poem. The personality of a banker, the business of banking and the tricks of their trade have all been beautifully described in this amazing poem. Thanks. because they encourage deposits and discourage withdrawals, I know you, you cautious conservative banks!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 28 December 2016
Thanks for sharing+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Edward Kofi Louis 28 December 2016
Clinks and clanks! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Franklin Johnson 16 January 2014
The word should be 'withdralls' (sic) . Never change Ogden Nash's spelling!
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Mohd Faeem 17 April 2013
what is the bankers attitude towards people with low income who want small loans? Explain.
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