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A Little Bit of Credit Humor

Certain phrases heard in the credit department have a meaning all their own. Here are a few examples:

The statement: "You are ideally suited for your present position" normally means "Abandon all hope of ever being promoted."

When a customer says: " We don't share our financial statements with any creditors" it often means "Our financial statements are so bad they even scare us."

If your manager says: "You will receive additional compensation at your next review for the new duties being assigned to you" this normally means "Don't hold your breath."

When a customer says: "The check is already in the mail" it usually means "We will mail it today, or maybe tomorrow...any by the end of the week at the latest".

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