It was the great depression and the world's economies were in a state of shambles.
Outside the small, independent Kerry Bank the crowd were gathering, all anxious
about their finances.
Tell us the facts,' shouted Jim Hanagan. 'Remember, I was one of the first
people to deposit money with you!'
'Indeed you were,' said Banker Kennedy. 'And because of that you are what
we call a preferential creditor.'
'A preferential creditor!' shouted Hanagan, louder than before. 'What does
'Well,' said Kennedy. 'It means that you will be the first to know there's
nothing to come!'