Monday, April 20, 2015

Blogging From A to Z - Q is for Quitting Time

Welcome to the It's A Wonderful Blog's Blogging From A to Z April (2015) Challenge. For this challenge, I will post every day in April (except for Sundays) about topics related to the Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart film, It's a Wonderful Life.

Quitting time:
During the bank run, Potter warns George that if he closes the building and loan early, he will never be able to reopen its doors.

Uncle Billy had already panicked and closed once. The news spread fast. Potter has already heard about it, but George denies it.

I admit that I am not completely sure about this, but Potter is probably referring to federal regulations regarding banking hours.

After calming a mob, George and Mary distribute their honeymoon money to their investors. They have $2,000 to hand out and two goals to reach:
  1. Close at closing time and not a minute before.
  2. Close with money left.
They manage to accomplish both goals with exactly $2 left. George and company place those two $1 bills in a basket, celebrate their success, and create a parade for the bills into the safe. They even toast the bills, naming them Mama Dollar and Papa Dollar ... a fiscal Adam and Eve, if you will.
Bank run celebration.

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