Saturday, April 25, 2009

50 Things I Have Learned by Being a Bank Teller

1. I know everyone in the world, so I never need to ask for ID.

2. "I'll be with you in one moment," means "Come right up here into my business and breathe your popcorn breath in my face for a while."

3. Every bank in the world steals money from its customers, particularly the ones that don't keep a register.

4. I'm always kidding when I tell people a check is not any good. I'm a good kidder.

5. I know the balance of every account at the bank.

6. I am at the bank just because I feel like it; my window isn't actually open when I say, "May I help you?"

7. I know everyone's account number.

8. I know everyone's address.

9. I don't understand how banking works.

10. I have to do whatever the person who gave my customer the check said.

11. I don't know how to count.

12. I don't know how to add.

13. I don't know what the date is.

14. I can read everyone's mind.

15. If I ask for your social, I'm trying to steal your identity.

16. I know when every new coin will be arriving.

17. I know how much everyone's bills are for the month.

18. We DON'T sell stamps.

19. We are just here for fun on most holidays, we're not really open. We love it when you rub it in.

20. When someone asks how you want your cash back, you are supposed to tell them after you get your money back.

21. Apparently people have different definitions of commercial.

22. Your time is more important than mine. I have no life. When you show up 5 minutes before we close to make 10 deposits or open a new account, we don't mind.

23. Everyone with the Bank name tag is related.

24. I am your secretary.

25. We love to place holds on your checks for fun, we are the only bank that does it.

26. 13 hours and 10 minutes is not enough time for people to do their business.

27. I am in charge of the never ending popcorn, smarties, and coffee.

28. It is polite to ignore someone when they say hello.

29. It is my fault when someone cuts you in line. I should have been paying attention to you and not your money.

30. I know what a checkingdepositwithdrawal for savings is.

31. Being rude should make me want to help you more.

32. I am not really human, I should not make mistakes.

33. It is okay to go into someones office when their door is shut.

34. I have a secret collection of driver licenses in my cubby.

35. I can't hear. I need you to ding the bell 5 times in a row.

36. The sign that says Next Window Please is just for decoration.

37. I make people wait on purpose. it is fun to make them mad.

38. I know everyone's pin number to their ATM card.

39. Fraud isn't real, I should give customers exactly what they want.

40. The bank gives out free poinsettias at Christmas, we order them for you, not the bank. Display only means whatever you want it to mean.

41. Please and Thank You are forbidden words at the bank. We hate to hear them.

42. Deposit and Withdrawal slips are EXACTLY the same, we just like the color pin and wanted to make them more colorful. Marking through the word WITHDRAWAL changes the DEPOSIT slip completely!

43. When I tell someone the same thing over and over, I'm just doing it for fun. I like to waste my breath.

44. We will break the rules for anyone as long as you gripe for more than 10 minutes.

45. I am a professional coin counter. Even when the machine is broken, I will count the coin for you by hand!

46. I am psychic; when you call I can recognize your voice and pull up your information. My computer is voice activated. Its that fancy technology we have.

47. You don't have to tell me that you've been with the bank for 50 years...I can tell.

48. Even after 5 years, I am a new teller to anyone who has never seen me before. If I've never met you, I have no idea what I am doing.

49. I make the rules for the banking industry. You can blame everything on me!

50. I'm an idiot.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What should I have done?

I got off from work at about 6:15 pm yesterday and stopped at our neighbourhood Walmart on my way home to get some groceries. Spent about 20 minutes in the store and I have to say that for the amount of stuff that I bought, a US$100.18 bill is not too bad.

Anyways, I was pushing my cart across the pavement to where my car was parked when the wheel of the cart rolled over a piece of paper, folded in half. I almost didn't notice it since I was trying to decide what to make for dinner once I get home. I did a double look at that paper and could not believe my eyes! I looked around the parking lot, there was a few cars but there was no one in sight. I didn't pass anyone coming into Walmart as I was leaving either. I stood over that piece of paper for about 5 minutes trying to decide what I should do.

Figured that even if I take that piece of paper to Walmart's customer service, their employee(s) would probably claim it anyways. So, after much thought I picked up the piece of paper and pocketed it. I still have not decided what I want to do with it. Wanna know what it was? US$100!! If it were you, what would you have done?

P/S: I am contemplating going back to Walmart when I get off work today to see if anyone ask about that money. I don't feel right about keeping it (I could definitely use an extra $100) so if no one claims it, I am going to donate it to charity.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"

I await July 15 with great anticipation!!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sammy's 8th Birthday

Happy 8th birthday Sammy! Mummy, Daddy & Tiger loves you very much!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Dust Storm

Man was it windy yesterday. I worked 7:45am - 6:15pm and around 3:00 pm I noticed the wind started to pick up. By the time I got off, the wind was in a howling capacity and since we live in the desert, dust was everywhere. It took me about 20 minutes to get home when normally I would get home in about 10 minutes. The picture on the right is was I saw as I was driving home.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Rachel Getting Married" & "Quantum of Solace"

We rented "Rachel Getting Married" & "Quantum of Solace" over the weekend. Saw "Rachel Getting Married" on Sunday. It was about a woman, Kym (Anne Hathaway) who has been in and out of rehab, returned home for the weekend for her sister, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding. The home environment was challenging for Rachel since she is a recovering addict. While the sisters are effectionate, there is tension in their relationship. Rachel feels that their father dotes on Kym too much. Their father is genuinely concerned about Kym's well being but does not realize the stress the relationship is causing. The sister aslo has to deal with their mother who is more concern with her own well being rather than her own children.

The movie is very good especially Anne Hathaway. She was nominated for the Oscar last year for this role. Watch it if you can.

We saw "Quantum of Solace" last night and I have to say that of all the James Bond movies that I've seen (and I've seen all of them), this is my least favorite. Seems to me that the movie is more concern about the action rather than the story. Yeah, yeah, most of James Bond movies are action packed but at least there is a story to it that make sense. I wouldn't even bother with this one if I was you