Bank Balance

Getting money from the ATM depresses me big time, and it has nothing to do with my bank balance.

Debit and credit cards have made cash a dying breed in North America, because you can even buy a cup of coffee by tapping plastic on an electronic machine.
That’s fine, but some stores don’t take them for goods under $10.  That forces me to have some cash money on me.  If I don’t, I dash into the nearest mall and visit an ATM.
It’s not unusual to find receipts with balances of previous users.  I think the only reason they grab their cash and leave receipts behind, is to freak me out.

I’m not supposed to look at these pieces of paper because they are private property, but some of them have incredible balances, for example $29,000.  Forget India’s Ambani brothers, Bill Gates, Oprah or Tyler Perry.  They don’t know what a cash dispenser or ATM looks like.

We are talking about ordinary human beings here.  How can you have a balance of more than one thousand in your checking account?  Did you win the Lotto or recently inherited some money from your billionaire grandfather?

As for me.  I never leave those receipts at the ATM for fear of being embarrassed, because my bank balance is never three digits.  In fact, I press NO if the machine asks me if I want a receipt.


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