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Your Ginger Fuhrer froths, "I hate my bank. Not because of debt or anything but because I hate being sold to - possibly pathologically so - and everytime I speak to them they try and sell me services. Gold cards, isas, insurance, you know the crap. It drives me insane. I ALREADY BANK WITH YOU. STOP IT. YOU MAKE ME FRIGHTED TO DO MY NORMAL BANKING. I'm angry even thinking about them."

So, tell us your banking stories of woe.

No doubt at least one of you has shagged in the vault, shat on a counter or thrown up in a cash machine. Or something

(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 13:15)
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I Robbed a Bank Once
I worked for a car and truck rental company while in college. The downtown office was in an area that had been neglected when the city "urban renewed", so the owners were fanatical about security and leaving cash about.

One Friday I worked alone due to the manager leaving early for a family event. She gave me a list with explicit instructions for making the bank deposit that afternoon. We had a fair number of cash deposit customers for the rental trucks, so a lot of cash on hand.

I almost forgot until too late, but I managed to lock up, grab the cash and deposit bag, hop into one of our new cars, and race to the bank just in time. I went in, filled out the deposit slip per the instructions on Florences note, and handed everything to a teller. She seemed a little shaken up, I assumed because of the large amount of cash -- it certainly had me shaken up. I recall it being several thousand dollars, at a time when $20 was a good days pay. I had never done a business deposit before, and the teller position gave me a nice view into the vault. I was fairly salivating at the amount of cash I could see!

Anyway, she handed me my bag back, and I noticed right away that it seemed rather full, but not having any idea what to expect I shrugged it off. I did have to ask the teller for my note back, I needed the office safe combination from the note.

Leaving the bank I was kind of in a hurry -- I was going camping for the weekend with my girl. I hopped in the car, zipped around the block, down the alley, and used my remote to open the garage door of the truck rental garage. I parked the new car in between a couple 28' trucks, stripped off my coveralls, and slipped into the office to put the bag in the safe.

That done, I got into my pickup, drove home, and headed off into the wilds of Idaho for a 4-day weekend.

When I got back to work, Florence was really pissed off! Apparently I had handed Florences note to the teller along with the deposit slip -- the note said, among other things:

PUT ALL THE CASH IN THE DEPOSIT BAG!

And:

THIS IS SERIOUS, DON'T MESS AROUND!

As these instructions were the only ones in all caps (with CASH & SERIOUS underlined), the teller read those lines and assumed I was robbing the bank. Some $75,000, plus our original deposit, had spent the weekend in our company safe. I had to give a statement to the FBI, but was fortunately off their wanted list by the time I got back to civilization.
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 19:09, closed)
I have a feeling this might be the
WINNER!
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 19:13, closed)
Me too
Clickety-click!
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 19:15, closed)
Possible new career?
If you had realized what happened & kept the money, a whole new lucrative career could have opened up for you.
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 20:49, closed)
Or if Florence Kept It...
Florence could have kept the money, plus turned me in for a reward. The other manager, Vince, probably would have. Then I'd have some different stories for the QOTW. Have we done "Prison" yet?
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 6:12, closed)
Congratulations on winning this QOTW
With any luck thats what I can gaz you next week - this is fucking CLASS!!! Click!!!
(, Thu 16 Jul 2009, 22:51, closed)
Bloody GREAT story
*clicks* like buggery
(, Fri 17 Jul 2009, 5:13, closed)
I likey
I clicky
(, Thu 23 Jul 2009, 13:16, closed)

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