A young man was waiting in line at the bank when he developed a loud case of hiccups. The hiccups got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, he could hardly talk as he handed the teller his check to cash.

The teller was tapping numbers into the computer. In a moment, looking up and frowning, she spoke. “I can’t cash your check,” she said.

The man was shocked. “Why not?” he asked. “The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5,000.00.”

“It can’t be!” cried the man. “You’ve got to be kidding!”

“You’re right. I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone, though!”