Thursday, July 19, 2007


IMAGE_052, originally uploaded by Kim Pallister.

Today I tried to make four deposits to my Wamu ATM. After the third, upon trying the fourth, I received the above message.

Uh? Hello? You have a problem with people depositing money into your institution? You are a bank, no?

I'm sorry sir, our computerized system can't handle a massive influx of deposits. The system was written in COBOL and has only 2 bits to track deposit numbers. A fourth deposit would cause it to carry the one.

Guess I'll just store it under the mattress

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