Monday, July 25, 2011

Bank Etiquette

This has nothing to do with reading, writing, or books in any way. But I feel that it needs to be said. As some of you know, I work in a bank. I thought that there were a few ground rules about banks that everyone understood, but lately I have been proven wrong. So I want to take this opportunity to clear up a few misunderstandings.

  1. If you arrive at a bank before/after business hours, under NO CIRCUMSTANCE should you pull on the doors, bang on windows, or try to look under security blinds. If you are lucky we will ignore you. If you’re unlucky we will assume you are robbing us and take appropriate action.
  2. If you are making a large after-hours deposit for your company and you suspect the deposit bag has become stuck in the night drop, do not try to un-stick it by shoving three more bags in after it.
  3. If there are red X’s or road cones blocking a drive-thru lane, or an “out of order” sign on any equipment, you do not need to tell us it is broken.  We know, and will have the problem corrected as soon as reasonably possible.
  4. When there are obviously only three employees in the bank, and twelve customers, please do not tell us about your day, talk about the weather, or, even worse, glare at us because it is not your turn.
  5. If you know your account information and deposit and withdrawal slips are provided, please take the liberty of filling one out. It will save both of us time.