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The rules are simple to win: No "xxx" jokes, sorry. Kit Menkin cannot win  (relatives, friends and employees can enter and win). Please note, if in the decision of the judges there is no "best" joke, a previous month may be included, and like in horseshoes, there are no ties. Winners of previous months can also win a second or third time - There is no limit.

Please send me your favorite joke. The first one to send it, not only gets the credit, but a good bottle of wine or a box of chocolates (the winner’s choice).

Winner for October 2003

Chuck Brady,
Saratoga, California

His prize, a bottle of 2001 Testarossa Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands. Now located in the historic Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, California, Rob and Diana Jensen are known worldwide for their sophisticated and delicious wines.

Man Goes to the Rabbi

A man goes to see the rabbi. "Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it."
The Rabbi asked, "What's wrong?"
The man replied, "My wife is poisoning me. "
The rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, "How can that be? "
The man then pleads, "I'm telling you, I'm certain she's poisoning me. What should I do?"
The rabbi then offers, "Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know."
The next day the rabbi calls the man and says, "Well, I spoke to your wife. I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice?"
The man said, "Yes."
The rabbi replied, "Take the poison!"

Chuck says business hasn't been what it used to be since 9-11. "Many of the car rental agencies are struggling," he says.

" I'm in the vehicle washing business after the aerospace rat race and consider Kit one of the factors in my success, " he says. " I have a wife, 3 children, 7 grandchildren and a lot of fun at life. The Internet has been a great supporter of that philosophy with the great people you meet! If you can't have fun and laugh at life, it's not worth sticking around."

Chuck worked for Bell Tel Labs, General Dynamics, GE, and Sylvania before starting his own business twenty-two years ago.

" I now deal with water reclamation, cleaning UPS trucks, Hertz, National, and Avis cars besides Monterey/Salinas busses, and more, " he says. " I travel all over keeping their vehicles clean. I have installed three BART ( Bay Area Rapid Transit ) train washes so you can see where you're going ."

" He is originally from New York, but has lived here in California for over thirty-five years. He loves it here, but says, " New York is a good place to be from."

Current year Joke of the Month winners

John Wold
St. Charles, Illinois

(His award, Godiva Caramel Nouveau Collection plus Nut and Caramel Assortment and Pumpkin Patch Truffles)

Dan Sorkin
Rossmoor, California


(His award, $100 to his organization Stumps R Us)

Dan Sorkin,
Walnut Creek, California
"Sherlock Holmes"

Bob Teichman
Sausalito, California

(His prize: two .375ml 1995 Duckhorn
Merlot, Mt. Howell)

Connie Krehbiel
Vallejo, California

"Lady Goes to the Druggist"
Her prize, "Godiva Signature Ballotin 2 pound"
(67 pieces of chocolate)

Jerry Estruth,
San Jose, California

Walter J. Lunny, III
San Francisco, California
"Lars and Eric"
His prize," some "Johnson" t-shirts from

Jeffrey H. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

"Dachshund in Africa"
Prize a bottle of 1996 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot.

Connie Kreibel
Vallejo, California

She wins a two pound box of
Schurra's European Chocolate
from Schurra's Candy Factory,
San Jose, California

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