“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Are we growing too soft as a civilization?
Thursday, September 10, 2009

This from my hometown newspaper, The News-Press of Fort Myers, Florida:

"Thursday morning, a man donning a Tommy Bahama-style straw hat, and a beige Hawaiian shirt with green and yellow flowers handed a bank teller in North Fort Myers a note with directions to hand over an undisclosed amount of money."

And guess what, people? She DID! No questions asked. Here you go, buddy. Have a super day! Enjoy your new money!!

Did you know that bank tellers today are trained to give into burglars' requests .... EVEN IF THERE'S NO GUN?! And there frequently is NO GUN! Just a note or a mysterious bulge in a pocket.

Geez ... before you know it someone will be able to hijack a jetliner with nothing more than a pair of box cutters.

Oh... wait a minute ...


3 Comments:

Anonymous Dee said...

Now we know the actual cause of the banking crisis today.

Years ago, I read where a bank robber brandished a very large insect and shook it in the teller's face. At least that showed some creativity.

September 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Brittanie said...

I have always wondered why they give the money over so easily. Can they not come up with a better defense?

September 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Cartman said...

Why not arm the tellers? Heck, they should go ahead and open fire on anyone who even looks suspicious immediately upon entry. I guarantee the bank robbery rate will go down (and online banking use will skyrocket).

September 11, 2009 at 5:03 PM  

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