In the small town of Riverside, nestled between rolling hills and a winding river, sat a bank like any other. It was unremarkable in many ways, with plain white walls and a simple sign above the entrance that read "Riverside Bank." But inside, something extraordinary was happening.
The bank had found a way to increase its balance sheet by issuing loans to static electricity companies. These were businesses that specialized in harvesting the valuable static electricity that clung to clothing and other materials. It was a risky venture, to be sure, but the potential rewards were enormous.
The bankers at Riverside Bank knew they were onto something big. They poured over spreadsheets and financial projections, mapping out the path to success. They knew that if they could secure enough loans to these static electricity companies, they would be able to reap the rewards for years to come.
Meanwhile, the static electricity companies themselves were thriving. They had discovered a way to collect the static electricity that accumulated on clothing as people went about their daily lives. They would use specialized equipment to capture the charge and store it in large batteries, which they could then sell to power companies for a handsome profit.