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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Only in America...

...do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of The store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

...do people order Double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

...do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

...do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

...do we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

...do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

3 comments:

Sam said...

Unless I'm mistaken, drive-up ATMs can also be used as walk-up ATMs.

Why would it be a problem that banks leave their doors open? Is it fiscally responsible to lock your customers out of your bank?

Sorry, whenever I read your blog I want to argue.

Jedi_Raptor07 said...

It's not a problem.

Just FYI, I copied these off an email I got, so they're not really mine.

I think it's referring to the fact that the door to the vault filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars is left wide open while the $0.50 pens are chained to the desk.

And with the way people drive around here, would you really want to walk up to a drive-up ATM?

Jeff said...

Drive-up ATMS have brail because it's more expensive to create an entirely new keyboard without the brail on it, so they use the same keyboards for both. They don't expect blind people to be driving, it's just cheaper this way.