An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Morality of Dishonesty - a joke

Some robbers entered a bank in a small town.
One of them shouted: "Don't move! The money belongs to the bank. Your lives belong to you." Immediately all the people in the bank lay on the floor quietly and without panic.

This is an example of how to behave professionally, and focus on the goal .

While running from the bank the youngest robber (who had a university degree) said to the oldest robber (who had barely finished elementary school): "Perhaps we should count how much we've stolen." ?
The older man replied: "Don't be stupid. It's a lot of money so let's wait
for the news on TV to find out how much money was taken from the bank."

This is an example of how life experience is more important than a degree .

After the robbery, the manager of the bank said to his accountant:
"Let's call the police and tell them how much has been stolen."
"Wait", said the accountant, "before we do that, let's add the £800,000 we took for ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen as part of today's robbery."

This is an example of taking advantage of an opportunity.

The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of 
£3 million. The robbers counted the money, but they found only £1 million so they started to grumble. "We risked our lives for £1 million, while the bank's management stole two million  without blinking? Perhaps its better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber."
This is an example of how knowledge can be more useful than power.

Moral:  Give a person a gun, and he can rob a bank . Give a person a bank, and he can rob everyone.


  1. I like it. It's so very true.

  2. The person who 'robs everyone' is treated far more leniently than the one who robs a bank.