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ATM's in the country
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Pilgrim    Posted 08-20-2002 at 09:45:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have seen that ATM's have spread to about everywhere now, country and city. Last month when I was in northern VT, about as far as you can get from a city, there was an ATM in a little general store. There're everywhere ! I saw this comparison of the way men use ATM's versus the way wimmen use them. Thought you might like it !

BTW, ever watch the way men and wimmen behave at a cash register check out ? The guy will have the cash in his hand, either the right amount or close to it. The woman will wait until her sale is rung up, put her purse on the counter, open it, try to find her wallet amongst all the junk, take it out, count out the bills while they're still in the wallet (not easy to do), count out the change while it's still in the coin pocket (just as hard), determine that she hasn't enough money, then she'll open the credit card section of the wallet and flip thru several cards until she finds the right card. Don't even ask what happens if the cashier doesn't pass her a pen to sign the receipt !!

Anyhow here's the difference between men and wimmen at the ATM:


1. Pull up to ATM
2. Insert card
2a. car still in gear
3. Enter PIN number and account
4. Take cash, card and receipt
5. drive away while shovin' all in shirt pocket


1. Pull up to ATM
2. Check makeup in rearview mirror
3. Shut off engine
4. Put keys in purse
5. Get out of car because you're too far from machine
6. Hunt for card in purse
7. Insert card
8. Hunt in purse for wrapper with PIN number written on it
9. Enter PIN number
10. Study instructions for at least 2 minutes.
11. Hit "cancel"
12. Re-enter correct PIN number
13. Check balance
14. Look for envelope
15. Look in purse for pen
16. Make out deposit slip
17. Endorse checks
18. Make deposit
19. Study instructions
20. Make cash withdrawal
21. Get in car
22. Check makeup
23. Look for keys
24. Start car
25. Check makeup
26. Start pulling away
27. STOP
28. Back up to machine
29. Get out of car
30. Take card and receipt
31. Get back in car
32. Put card in wallet
33. Put receipt in checkbook
34. Enter deposits and withdrawals in checkbook
35. Clear area in purse for wallet and checkbook
36. Check makeup
37. Put car in gear, reverse
38. Put car in drive
39. Drive away from machine
40. Travel 3 miles
41. Release parking brake.

Greg VT    Posted 08-20-2002 at 13:13:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
An ATM way up here in northern Vermont?

Next thing ya know there'll be one of them movin' picture houses I keep hearin' bout.


Pilgrim    Posted 08-20-2002 at 17:00:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yup believe it or not - on Rte 58 in Orleans at a 'little' general store that says if we ain't got it you don't need it. I love that neck of the woods - the NE Kingdom. Spend all the time I can in VT. Like they say, If you've been good all your life, when you die, you'll go to Vt.

Moving pitcher house ? There's one in Springfield, but haven't seen one north of there yet. Be patient, one'll get to your neck of the woods yet. BTW what is your neck of the woods ??

Greg VT    Posted 08-21-2002 at 06:24:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm on the other side of the mountains in the northwest corner of the state. If the wind's right I can spit a watermelon seed into Canada.

Do a lot of hunting and fishing in the Kingdom.

Pilgrim    Posted 08-21-2002 at 15:34:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It truly is God's country.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-21-2002 at 04:19:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I spent ALOT of time in Orleans when I was a kid.
Used to camp in Brownington on 'Stonehouse Pool' and fish the Willoughby River...
IMHO, Orleans went downhill after they moved the liquor store out of the IGA...


Pilgrim    Posted 08-21-2002 at 15:33:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yup I agree. Didja know tha the big ole Orleans Hotel burned flat a while back? Just a parking lot now. It was so big and so crooked that we used to call it the Red Roach Hotel. In all fairness it was clean and well maintained and the people that ran it were great.

EIEIO    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:46:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Say what you want just remember:


10. God was worried that Adam would frequently become lost in the garden because he would not ask for directions.

9. God knew that one day Adam would require someone to locate and hand him the remote.

8. God knew Adam would never go out and buy himself a new fig leaf when his wore out and would therefore need Eve to buy one for him.

7. God knew Adam would never be able to make a doctor's, dentist, or haircut appointment for himself.

6. God knew Adam would never remember which night to put the garbage on the curb.

5. God knew if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle the pain and discomfort of childbearing.

4. As the Keeper of the Garden, Adam would never remember where he left his tools.

3. Apparently, Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, It is not good for man to be alone!

And the #1 reason why God created Eve...

When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched his head, and said, "I can do better than that!"

agent 99    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:51:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
your giving out way to much info mam , we,s gonna get smart an start using all these things, to our advantage , oh by the way could you pass the remote

EIEIO    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:57:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pass the remote, you have to be kidding, Dennis puts it in a safe and chains it to his chair. In fact he is so attached to it, one day he was making a phone call, he dialed, put the "receiver" to his ear and kept saying, "hello", threw the thing across the room after saying a few choice words. Little did he realize it was the remote. I saw exactly what he was doing and I laughed so hard I had to change my undies.

agent 99 1/2    Posted 08-20-2002 at 11:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
got a promoiton for half a day here , the remote is also a mans, secret weapon, im telling you this cause you have been allowed to wear the patch( deleted), we use the remote to fight commericals bad programming etc. very useful weapon to deal with all those things an help stop THEM from controlling our minds an yours , so when dennis throws the thing you have to remember the enomorus responsibilty an the pressure he,s under while working that remote, in trying to do a mans job an protect the wimmen folk of this great country from THEM,its a big job but somebody has top do it , my wife says thank god for men every day, can,t tell you what else she says , cause it covert,thats all i can divulge to ya for now . but you must thank dennis for all his hard work

bob ny    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:06:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
and he can watch two games at the same time too

Spence    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hee,Hee! You pretty well have it down pat.

Cept that when they paid for the stuff at the cash and it's a country store, she'll talk with Maude about how the last recipe was a flop and how Mary's baby is doing. That'll run you another 8min minimum. The guy behind her with the ready cash might just has well go back and have a closer look at that socket set.
I've seen that happen before, .... to me.!

agent 99    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:36:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
pat ,i thought it was spence that posted this?

agent99 no that was pirglim    Posted 08-20-2002 at 10:38:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
really getting corfused now , boy what a job trying to keep up with ya all here

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