Friday, June 11, 2010

MY EVENING

http://www.eastmanchesterndc.com/Images/Upload/ATM%20Machine%20Image.jpgThis evening i woke up early due to many reasons. Why did Mara insists on having an account based on CIMB system when majority of the students have already owned a BSN account? So i went to the bank this evening to open up a new account and for the first time ever, i really did feel the advantages of living in this far far away land. There's no need for me to line-up, no need to wait for your numbers to be called after hours of waiting and the people, fuhh....terbaek laa. Since there were not a lot of customers in the room, everyone was treated like the way things should be. It is the officer who seek for the customer when things should happen otherwise in most places. I recalled when i did my new ID card here. I entered the room and click on a button to get the waiting number. It was 0001. And at that time i just realized that i'm the only person in the room  with four officers there standing for me to pick on which table should i sit. Back to the story, well, it was all a contradict when i took a peek outside of the internal bank room. A lot of people were standing there, waiting to withdraw cash from the machine. One question, have you ever see people smiling when they were about to withdraw cash from a bank? Because i haven't. No one will go to the ATM machine smiling, looking at everyone else with an excited mood and just act cool with the money that he just withdrew. In my observation, they (should i say 'we'?) will do these following steps every time we are to withdraw money : 

0. You'll look around to ensure that no foreign Bangladeshi or Indonesians are around the bank walkabout.
1. You'll walk to the ATM machine in a Mission Impossible style of walking.
2. Looking around like everyone around you are thieves, trying to see advantages to snap your cash.
3. Be as close as you can to the screen to avoid everyone else from looking at your pin code though they can never see the screen anyway.
4. Once you've withdrew your money, you'll walk in a fast pace, trying to find the best place to keep your money in your wallet.
5. And above all, you'll never smile...

I then returned to my home after all of those works and took a damn-good nap.

6 comments:

Dian Syafiqah Zulkarnain said...

"2. Looking around like everyone around you are thieves, trying to see advantages to snap your cash.
3. Be as close as you can to the screen to avoid everyone else from looking at your pin code though they can never see the screen anyway."

AHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
OMGOMG so true hihihihihi. XD

Anonymous said...

Poor Bangladeshi and Indonesians to be placed here as the ones to be watched out for. You're not being racist is it?

If I were to withdraw my money I would done that emotionless.

Anonymous said...

see, there are advantages living in remote area..

experiencing myself when i went to do my lost ID in JPN PJ, there are a lot of counters yet there were so many people were waiting for their turn.. i even got the 100++ number, belive it or not, after a long wait and struggle difficulties such finding food and place to pray. I manage to get it

adriyana

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

dian: true?then both of us are too cautious in our daily lives isn't?

Luqman Safwan C.M Fauzi said...

anonymous: racist?no..it's just since a lot of news lately greatly involved them as the culprit..i think it's better for us to look out..

adriyana: haha...i took that as a complement to my hometown..

besides, how did you lost your ID? i did lost one though..

Anonymous said...

i left my wallet on the phone booth (when I called my parents) at the condition when my hp had no credit :)

a bitter pill to swallow but it put me more cautious

adriyana