(His prize: two .375ml 1995 Duckhorn
Merlot, Mt. Howell)
A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz
Auditorium. He was quite impressed with the architecture and the acoustics.
He inquired of the tour guide, "Is this magnificent auditorium
Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?"
"No," replied the guide. "It is named after Sam Moscovitz,
"Never heard of him. What did he write?"
"A check", replied the guide.
Bob has been submitting jokes for several years. Here is
biography we asked him to write about himself:
I am amazed and honored to be the winner of the joke-of-the-month.
have been in the leasing and financing industry for 40 years and I still
learn something new every day.
Currently I am a trainer and consultant to lessors, brokers, banks and
other companies and associations which are involved with equipment
leasing and financing. I am active with the industry and am a member
of the Board of Directors of the United Association of Equipment Leasing
(my fourth year on the Board) as well as on Kit Menkin's Leasing News
Advisory Board. I earned my CLP designation in 1994 and I am still active
in the Certification Program ( He is not only one of the contributing
writers to the text, but was instrumental in its first publication.)
I was born and raised in the Bronx in New York. Went to the High
School of Music & Art ( of "Fame" fame) and worked my
way through Columbia College playing piano in a union band ("Local
802, American Federation of Musicians, James C. Petrillo presiding").
I also attended the New York College of Music .I did my graduate work
at the University of Geneva, Switzerland where I met my wife Pat.
Patty and I met when she was working at the International Labor
Organization, an agency of the UN, and I was in graduate school in Geneva.
As you are aware, she is British, and she comes from the small town
of Croxley Green near London. It's a lovely place in the Hertfordshire
countryside. We will be celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary this
I don't know that I have any magic formula for a long marriage, except
understanding, compromise and a lot of patience. (She is
also a painter, watercolors.)
We left Europe during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and made
our way to California where I got into the car leasing business. I believe
we (Kit and Bob) met sometime around 1975 when I was with Crocker
Bank in the leasing department. I got to be pretty good at starting
(or re-starting) leasing businesses. Start-ups included Dividend Financial,
Sumitomo Bank Business Credit and New England Capital's West Coast office.
And, of course, my current business, Teichman Financial Training.
The re-start was Intercoastal Leasing. Lots of challenges and all interesting
I continue to be interested in music and have performed with local choruses
for the past 19 years. My hobbies include listening to, playing and
singing classical music, and spending time at our small and very
primitive cabin in the Sierras.
Hope this is the information you wanted. Please let me know if you need
And thanks for the wine!
(Bob did the original lease financing for Duckhorn Winery, so
I thought it
appropriate to send him Duckhorn Merlot, Mt. Howell, my favorite, as
price. Congratulations, Bob, a true gentleman.)
Bob Teichman, CLP
Teichman Financial Training
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 213
Sausalito, CA 94965
"Providing education and training to the equipment leasing and
year Joke of the Month winners
"Lady Goes to the Druggist"
Her prize, "Godiva Signature Ballotin 2 pound"
(67 pieces of chocolate)
San Jose, California
Walter J. Lunny, III
San Francisco, California
His prize," some "Johnson" t-shirts
H. Reynolds, Ph.D.
bottle of 1996 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot.
She wins a two pound box of
Schurra's European Chocolate
from Schurra's Candy Factory,
San Jose, California
Jeffrey H. Reynolds, Ph.D. His prize a bottle of 1996 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot.
"Dachshund in Africa"
J. Lunny, III
San Francisco, Ca.