So I went to the bank today to conduct a few transactions that required me to sit with one of the customer service reps and during that process, I overheard a conversation taking place through the drive-through window. The teller there was telling the person in the car that the next time they have such a large transaction, they prefer that she brings the deposit inside, as it takes up a lot of time to count and verify everything and holds up the drive-through window. She was very, very polite and nice about it. The woman in the car said something back and the cashier – still being polite, said it was fine, but that for safety and security purposes, it is best to do such a large transaction inside.
About two minutes later, this elderly-ish woman comes STORMING into the bank and RUNS right up to the window and practically throws her cane through one of the cashier windows and starts bellowing at the top of her voice "HERE’S MY CANE! I’m on my way to the doctor’s! I can’t walk and you want me to come in to make a deposit!!?!?!? " I think that if she had a gun she would have started firing it. She woman said – err, screamed – her piece and walked off.
Everyone in the bank realized how ridiculous the situation was and how much the woman was over-reacting, so we kind of had a quiet chuckle, and then the poor teller at the drive-through window makes a very valid point by saying "for someone who can’t walk in here to make a deposit, she sure ran in here pretty fast" which was very, very true.
Another 5 or so minutes go by and the manager comes back from getting her lunch. Everyone fills her in on what happened and sure enough, the woman comes back in again to talk to the manager. Well… again, "talk" is probably not quite the right description. She started screaming and yelling again, not letting the manager get a word in edgewise. As soon as the manager started to explain why they prefer a large transaction like that to be done inside, the woman just said "FINE! I can see that you’re just going to be a pain!" (she should know…) and went storming back out of the bank yelling "I’m going higher up!"
The manager just grabbed her food and told everyone she was going to lunch.
But really – what is wrong with people. Who the hell thinks that the world owes them that much of a living? Just because you have trouble walking – supposedly, since this woman seemed to be doing OK – don’t take it out on the rest of the freakin’ world!!