So I go to the drive-thru ATM at my bank and of course the machine is out of order...It's always out of order.
I drive around to the front and try to use the ATM just inside the bank.
I punch in my pin number
politely ask for 40.00
The ATM says "Sure Sweetie" (not really, but wouldn't it be cool if it did?)
I prepare for it to hand over forty dollars
Then it tells me "Transaction complete, thank you for stopping by and see ya later"
Wheres the doe ray me?
OK, time to go Old school and actually enter the bank and stand on line
Now I have to write that I was not looking my normal cute self
I looked more like this
It was the first day of school for the kids. I had made sure the kids looked great but I in turn looked like disheveled mess. It was supposed to be a quick errand...to get my money and go... I had no intentions of interacting with ...people...
Well dressed, perky, young people
I waited on line and The teller confirmed my fears "Yes, Mam (Ugh when did I become a Mam?) The computer shows that $40 was indeed taken out of your account."
"But where is it?" I ask
"It says you took it out." she answers
"But I don't have it." I insist
"The computer does say that you took out the money."
She's looking at me like I'm
"Tell the computer it's a big fat honking liar!" I say. OK, I am paraphrasing here but you get the gist.
Yada Yada Yada she states again what the computer displays and YadaYada Yada "You'll have to wait to speak to another person."
So I sit.
Opposite me is a lady dressed in a business outfit looking like she was on her way to a very important job.
Then on the other side of me there was a couple that seemed like they were newly married...so new that she probably still shaves her legs often and wears cute nighties to bed
Then there was me
Pitiful, disheveled ME
Again, when I was able to explain to the Representative my plight ...he looked at me as if I may have been lying
We both walked over to the ATM machine and of course the machine did indeed behave.
Which made him look at me incredulously, like I was
So now I have to wait until Thursday to see if there is a discrepancy when they do the ATM count.
Which leads me to think that had I looked a bit more "put together" perhaps they would have helped a bit more; and in turn I would have had the $40 credited right then and there.
All I know Is that the next time I go to the bank I will be more prepared
Wha? too much?