Quite ingenious but sneaky. However, I wonder how Mr. Sneaky-G.I.’s car insurance company would’ve handled the case if the Ferrari were banged up or dented; and they found out that it was parked merely in a bank’s underground garage. With all his money, I’m sure the insurance company would’ve asked why he did not park it in a more secure facility where I’m sure even the antique cars are covered up? Even in Queens or New Jersey where he would’ve had to go to the airport anyway, there are such facilities.
But it’s really kinda stupid. $15.41 for parking, but keeping a Ferrari in Manhattan (I presume) is sheer lunacy and insecurity. And how can you zoom on New York streets — except for the freeways; but you’d stop-and-go on the surface streets, not even mentioning Manhattan’s traffic? And the car insurance? That alone would be at least $5,000/year with big deductibles. And I’m sure the car would be insured — otherwise he’s would truly be a Gagong Ilocano!
Toto……….. whaaaat happened to Adi?!!! Please don’t keep us in suspense.
By the way, speaking of Pinoys in America, there’s this story of a Pinoy in New York. Mr. Pinoy walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to back to the Philippines to visit his family for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.
The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan, so Mr. Pinoy hands over the keys of a new Ferrari.
Mr. Pinoy produces the papers of his Ferrari which he parked in front of the bank. The Loan Officer checks everything out and agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.
The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at Mr. Pinoy for using a 6-figure (in US Dollars) Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.
Two weeks later, Mr. Pinoy returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.
The loan officer says, “Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”
The Pinoy replies: “Where else in New York City can I park my car for 2 weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?”