Three brothers invented the air conditioning unit for the car.  They went to Henry Ford to sell their invention, and he immediately knew the value that it had.  Only one problem: they insisted that their name appear on the air conditioner.  Because they were Jewish, Ford refused to do this, being a well known bigot.  But the brothers wouldn’t budge.  Ford offered more and more money, but they refused unless their invention carried their name.  Finally, they reached a compromise and Ford agreed to put their first names on the air conditioner, but not their last name.  That’s why, to this day, your air conditioner says, Norm, Hi and Max.

Remember: Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

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