Allan Landon, the chairman and chief executive of Bank of Hawaii Corp., is pretty serious about making money; his Honolulu company has stayed in the black throughout the credit crisis, and this week it reported a third-quarter profit of $47.4 million.But during its third-quarter earnings call this week, Mr. Landon also showed he likes to have a little fun with the analysts who cover his company.

Brian Sabora, a Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc. analyst, asked Mr. Landon during the call for more color on the company's credit provision level.

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