Posted On: Tuesday - November 2nd 2021 7:42PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Humor  Kung Flu Stupidity
I guess I could have noticed or thought about this anytime over the last 10 years or so (since smart phones came out). They are still chaining down the pens at the bank. Well, this place has them attached to the base with a plastic coated piece of 1/16" aircraft cable - this ain't the fancy Bank of America, you know.
I find it odd, because who even writes much down anymore, with a pencil or pen? Do people still feel the need to steal these pens? I still will use a pen to write down information given to me by people, but anyone under a certain age goes for his phone first.
"What's your number, I'll type it in and text/call you." That makes sense. "The place is at 123 Elm Street." "OK, text me that." "Uhhh, I just told you - 123 Elm Street." It doesn't make quite as much sense, but then, who uses his memory up for this sort of thing anymore? We need the space to keep track of all the Kardashians. "Where do you live?" "Let me pull it up." "Oh, I can do that. What's your address?" "Let me pull that up..."
Then there's "see, on my mailbox it says 1451 - this is south Taylor Street." "OK, let me go over to the mailbox and take a picture of it."
OK, that over with, let me relate a quick funny (to me, anyway) anecdote from that visit to the bank. The black teller was a pleasant and fairly intelligent guy. He was articulate enough so that I could make out almost everything even with his thick black mask on*. That was until the one moment at which I asked him for some of the cash in hundreds. "Yeah, 3 hundreds, if you can get them easily." He said something that took me a while to catch. Finally, "Oh, you said 'C-notes". I haven't heard that in a while." (It's kind of cool sounding.) Then I said "Got it. You mean what you all call 'the Benjamins'. Yeah, give me 3 of the Benjamins."
Haha, I thought it was funny, but did the guy get offended a tad? Did he like that "you all" part? Well, I don't rightly know, because he had a mask covering over half his face. It's hard to make out people's expressions.
He was too nice to have said anything, I guess, and if he had, I still wouldn't have been able to get him back by stealing a pen.
* I wore no mask and got no grief about it for a change for the bank. What is the deal with this stuff? This masking business seems to come in waves. I'll have to take note if it's on a 28 day cycle.