Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I know, that’s why I put the sign up!

Yes, I’ve been MIA, nothing blog-worthy has happened, until today.

This morning when I got to work I opened the door to the ATM. It STUNK like something was on fire, only there was no smoke. Come to find out, the power source to the actual ATM BLEW UP over night. So when the power source blows up it means that the ATM doesn’t work, at all. This means that all the people come inside to do what they would otherwise do outside, at the ATM. This means, I have to do whatever they want me to do. This means, you get an interesting blog post (finally).

For several hours customer, after customer, after customer came in and made some comment about the ATM being down. We decided that enough was enough and we put a sign up that said something to the effect of “sorry temporarily out of service.” I know that if I see a sign that says “out of service” I’m pretty sure that the employees know about the issue. The same cannot be said for the residents of Green Cove Springs. I still had customers coming in and telling me there was “something wrong with the ATM machine.” Two things wrong with that statement:

1. I know, that’s why I put the sign up!

2. It’s not an ATM MACHINE! ATM stands for Automated Teller Machine. Therefore, ATM Machine is redundant, as in NOT NEEDED, it is NOT and Automated Teller Machine MACHINE!

I had SO many people telling me about the ATM issues, I though maybe the sign had flown off, it was a windy day after all. So I printed a new sign and walked outside. Guess what? Yup, the original sign WAS STILL THERE! Guess what else? I still put up the second one! I thought maybe if the people didn’t get if from the first one, they would understand the second one. Yeah. No.

Seriously, I thought I was going to tell everyone that “reported the issue” to me, "Yes, I know the ATM is down, THAT’S WHY I PUT THE SIGN UP!” Stupid people. UGH!


  1. I'm bored. Just FYI. Yes sister, people are stupid. Let's face it, they are at a disadvantage if they are in Green Cove too.

  2. I always hate it when I go to a drive up ATM MACHINE (hahahahaha!!) and see an "out of order" sign.

    Also, I hate stupid people.

  3. Let the residents of Green Cove Springs, FL be a lesson to the rest of the world that in-breedin does not pay! And by residents of GCS, I mean everyone except Erin's and Brian's families. :)

  4. Yes, some people are stupid. Aren't you glad you're not? :o)

  5. I used to hate that too when I worked in a bank. Thank you Captain Obvious.