Ed Milliband 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?”
Milliband: “Truthfully, I did not bring my ID with me as I didn’t think there was any need to. I am Ed Milliband, Leader of the Opposition and of the Labour Party !!!”
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.”
Milliband: “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.”
Milliband: “I am urging you please to cash this cheque.”
Cashier: “Look Sir this is what we can do: One day Colin Montgomery came into the bank without ID. To prove he was Colin Montgomery he pulled out his putting iron and made a beautiful shot across the bank into a cup. With that shot we knew him to be Colin Montgomery and cashed his cheque.
Another time, Andy Murray 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 him to be Andy Murray 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?”
Milliband 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, Mr Milliband?”