|Duke of Detroit|
In today's world, people are switching to more and more SUV's, and pickup trucks. A whole lot of parking lots still have them smaller spots resulting in door dings and asshats who park too damn close. Also, there are a lot of banks that have a drive thru ATM that is really narrow. I have to fold the mirror in, stretch out of the vehicle to reach the buttons and take the cash from the machine. It was a tad windy today and my $100 almost went bye bye from my fingers because of the placement of the dispenser. I think I have to work on my laziness.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas
I've tried using the drive-up at my credit union a few times and have always found it to be a hassle. I resorted to just getting my money out of the walk-up in the evening, when there are less people around and plenty of parking available.
"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
|Not really from Vienna|
I go inside. It’s cool in there and sometimes they have free popcorn. Once they were even giving away second-hand paperclips.
|On the DL|
Around here if you're using the walk-up, especially in the evening, you better have eyes in back of your head. Three yoofs were kind of crowding me, I asked them to please step back and give me some room. They gave me the "no hablo" routine. I reached in my pocket for my wallet and sort of accidentally brushed my shirt back, oops! -- my pistol was briefly exposed. Entirely accidentally, you understand.
All of a sudden the yoofs did "hablo" and decided to back off and give me the room that I had requested.
A mind is a terrible thing.
I tried going inside in hopes of a faster transaction. Nope! The tellers were all busy with drive through customers.
Come on, Moneybags Bank, hire a couple of people already!
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The ATM at my bank is set on a sloping driveway -- sloping away, so you have to really stretch to reach it. Not only that, but the afternoon sun reflects off the screen making it nearly impossible to read.
My solution, stop the car before I get to the ATM, get out and do my transaction. Somewhat inconvenient, but easier than stretching up from my Chevy Cruze or down and sideways from my former ride, Grand Cherokee. Less chance of my cash blowing away, too.
Works for me!
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken
Banks also have ATMs inside, now. WF has them, and you can w/d much more than the usual limit from the external ATMs.
I feel at, forgive me for using the term, a tactical disadvantage at a drive thru ATM. I was once blocked in at one. Never again. If in a shady neighborhood, wifey watches my back. But I usually get cash at the grocery store.
Yes, I have an F250 with towing mirrors on it.
I usually go in now. The bad thing is if you are armed....lock box.
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|Drill Here, Drill Now|
I pride myself in parking my truck dead center and parallel to the parking lines. I'm far from skinny, but what really chafes my ass is people who intentionally park with the passenger side on the line so their fat ass has more room to get out of the driver side. It the whole hooray for me and screw everyone else attitude that irks me plus I hate having to crawl through the passenger side to get into the driver's seat. If you're too fat to park dead center in a parking spot then park further out and walk further.
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
DISCLAIMER: These are the author's own personal views and do not represent the views of the author's employer.
First world problem.
My bank is a member of the Allpoint Network. That means every CVS, Walgreen's, Sunoco, etc. are my free ATMs.
Don't believe everything you think.
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I bought a small car to keep the miles off my truck. I can't win though, the truck is too tall for the ATM while the car is too short.
The parking spaces with landscaping shrubs next to and behind them really get me.
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