Why do people wait until it is a weekend and there is already a line at the ATM to do their monthly banking? When I mean monthly banking, I am talking about the person that needs to make deposits into four different accounts, all checks and then check the balance on three other accounts, withdraw money from two credit cards and deposit that money into one other account. Then they want to check the balance again to make sure it is good.
I can go to the ATM, insert my card, enter my pin and perform my transaction in about a minute. However, there is always someone in line that has to check the balance on all his/her accounts, transfer money from one place to the next, and deposit a dozen checks before they are done. Of course, the line is getting longer and longer behind them and they could care less. The ATM machine, which has been around since 1971, was designed for quick cash transactions, not to replace a teller, but to make it simpler for short transactions to be performed without a teller.
Just a few weeks ago, I was at an ATM in a heavily populated area and there was this man at the machine when I parked my car. I walked up behind him and waited for seven minutes before I got upset and left. He was very busy and I had no clue what he was doing. In fact, I don’t think there are that many things you can do at an ATM to take up seven minutes of your time. However, this dillweed sure found a way to do it. I walked back to my car and left and he was still there. As I looked back in my rearview mirror, he was finally walking away. Needless to say, I found another ATM to use.
I understand that you have every right to use that ATM, just as I do, but be considerate to others and if you have a ton of transactions, then go when there is not a crowd, or better yet, go in and let the teller at the window take care of it. I know COVID, boo, hiss, you cannot go inside, as you would be exposed to COVID and die. Fine, then use the ATM, just do not be a jerk about it.
One would figure that if you hated doing your banking with a live teller you would either be anal enough not to only do your banking at night or online. Nevertheless, I guess that’s just my thinking.
How about the asshat that uses the drive-up ATM and then has to get out of the car and do their transactions because they parked too far away from the ATM. At that point, if you know you can do it, why don’t you just park and use the walk-up machine?
I wonder if these people have ever heard of the drive-up window.