Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I believe there should be a 7 minute time limit at any drive up automated teller machine. As reported by wifey to me yesterday, she got behind a minivan (a minivan, of course), in the drive through ATM lane at the local bank. Immediately another person pulls up behind her, blocking her in. At 12 minutes, the person in front of her had yet to reach out of the vehicle to use the ATM (presumably the woman was searching everywhere for her card). It took nearly 20 minutes before the van pulled away, and the person behind wifey apparently was extremely patient. If you take more than 7 minutes to use a drive up ATM, you deserve a six-battery maglight to the forehead.