A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2018-01-05.
(no title) · posted 2017 by Ulysses
"If I say it three times, it is true" - Lewis Carroll or Carroll Lewis. I have heard this aphorism from a minister of government in 1975 and other important people, since then. The rain happens regularly; sickness, loss of job, mortgagees sale but it is not a great secret and there is insurance - used to be called "income protection insurance"