When the heir to the Rothschild fortune visited a poor Jewish village near Budapest, the locals poured out to greet him.
With all due ceremony, he was given a small parade, met with the mayor, and awarded a key to the city.
At the local inn, he ordered some roast chicken for brunch.
When he finished, he received a bill larger than the most expensive bottle of wine his family sold.
“This is outrageous!” Rothschild shouted at the innkeeper.
“Never in my life have I been charged so much for a roast chicken!
Are chickens that rare around here?”
“Not at all,” said the innkeeper reassuringly.
“But millionaires – ah, they are a rarity!”