There's a rather old joke which is being told in many variations and my question would be whether events narrated could actually happen in real life. I'm not in the US so I don't know all the details of how banks work in the US.
The joke goes something like this:
A person enters a bank in a large city (typically New York) and asks if he can get a rather small loan (perhaps one thousand USD). The bank clerk asks for a collateral and the person offers his expensive car (worth some hundred thousands USD). Every bank employee thinks the person is insane (or dumb in some joke variations) offering such an expensive collateral for such a small loan yet the person insists this deal is okay with him. So he signs all the paperwork, drives his expensive car into the bank's garage, gets the loan and leaves. A month later he gets back, repays the loan, pays some small amount of interest (perhaps one hundred USD), gets his car back and drives away. Turns out he just wanted to have his car parked in some safe place and with this trick he had his expensive car parked and safe for a whole month and the cost was very cheap for him.
(end of joke)
Would this work in the real life?