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Whats up with this? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Beefbass, Sep 24, 2002.


  1. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Hey guys, have you noticed the braille symbols on the keypads of drive up ATM machines?
    Anybody have any idea whats up with that? Suggestions?
    I've checked within the banks-nobody there knows either.
    Is that weird, or what? :confused:
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    You know, I've wondered that myself.

    My only guess is that they have friends that drive them there, and then they get out and walk over to the machine, if they don't want anyone knowing their PIN.
     
  3. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    Maybe ATM's are mass produced, and the ones that go in the drive thrus are the same as the ones in grocery stores, etc.
     
  4. That's what I'm thinking. It'd be much cheaper that way--they represent thousands of dollars in investment by the bank that owns and operates them.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Here in California, I'm sure it's the result of some legislation that Gray Davis and his band of dorkwad Democrats dreamed up.
     
  6. Why do people say ATM machines? Is it a speech impediment? Automatic Teller machine Machines... hmmm

    :rolleyes:

    Dont knock, brail! Especially on ATM's they help you when you're drunk and that nice girl who you thought was hitting on you actually wants to be paid... heehee

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Merls: That and "tuna fish". I hate it when people say that. Do you say "chicken bird"? Why "tuna fish"?
     
  8. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    There is no "walk-up" ATMs, thus the drive-up ATM must double for pedestrians.
     
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Mmmmmmmm......
    ME LIKES CHICKEN BIRDS



    :D
     
  10. Amen to that! :p
     
  11. Yeah whats with that?

    And my mum being english she says "woo i'd like a NICE cup of tea".... as opposed to a awfulcup of tea? "yeah i'd like the filthiest cup with the dirtiest water for my tea thanks" :rolleyes:

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  12. That'll be the same people who say "PIN Number"...(Personal Identification Number Number?!)...
     
  13. just call them cash machines like normal (i.e. English) people. 2 less syllables too, so it's less effort all round.
     
  14. Jodaka

    Jodaka

    Jun 28, 2001
    Riverview, FL
    i work with computers, and it always get me when people say they think they're having a problem with their nic card...

    jdkh
     
  15. Hotel California! :eek:

    And we all know the part about checking out anytime we like, but...

    I didn't know who to quote; they were all good.

    Merls, I usually try to pay the barmaid/waitress with compliments. It never, ever works. :( :D

    Woodchuck, I never thought of it that way. It sounds like we're talking to a two year old when we say that.

    My spin on this: I would have to assume that someone that can see drove them to the ATM machine. If they did it themselves then it should be on Ripley's Believe it or Not. :D

    Mike J.
     
  16. Stupidnick

    Stupidnick

    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    CHICKEN COW!!!
    ME lIKE CHICKEN COW!

    IT CAN BREAK GLASS
    IT CAN ALSO STAB YA IN THE azz
    *sings chicken cow by wesley willis*
     
  17. Arn't all ATM's that way?. It make sense to make all of them the same.

    Why Jumbo Shrimp?
    Why do Frog legs taste like chicken?
    Why is the sky so high?
    Who put the ape, in apricot?
     
  18. Tyler Dupont

    Tyler Dupont Wesly Headpush

    rofl woodchuck
     
  19. What made the Hottentott so hot?
    What put the Ape in Ape-ricot?
    Wadda they got that I ain't got?

    "COURAGE!!"

    You can say that again!!:D

    Rock on
    Eic
     
  20. ATM = Titless Teller :D