20 June 2006

Wait... Wait ... Wait some more...


Before anything else, I just want to apologize for the huge interval between my last post. Been extremely busy. Now back to our regular blog programming...

Yesterday was banking day and I had to go to 4 different banks, to perform various transactions: check deposit, cash deposit, credit card payment and ATM widthrawal. 2 of the 4 banks I went to had long lines. I was the 20th person in line and there were only 2 tellers open. It took me a whopping 45 minutes before I got to the front. I had some gadgets with me just in case I would take this long. I had my celphone but unfortunately, the bank didn't allow celphones to be used while inside. I had my mp4 player where I could listen to some podcasts I downloaded. Problem was I forgot to bring my earphones and the external speakers would be much too distracting to the others. I could hold it up my ear but that would look like I was using a celphone. So my last resort was going back to basics. I had a book with me and was able to finish 1 chapter within the time I was in line.

While in line, I was thinking. "What if the line was on a conveyor belt with seats lined up so everybody would be seated down and in line. Sort of the Haunted House or Pirates of the Carribean in Disneyland where you sit and enjoy the ride. That would make lining up so much enjoyable. Oh well, back to reality.
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4 comments:

wary_of_scars said...

This situation is exactly what we are trying to remedy with our software. Malas lang, banks here are hesistant to try new technology. Nagaantayan sila kung sino mauuna. Like ATMs, BPI talaga yung nauna na mag-mass market with their ExpressTeller. Nung nakita nang ibang banks na malaki pala kita dun, saka sila nagsunuran. Mga ugok. :P

jaydj said...

Really ? hay... they should at least try to be innovative and stand out by trying new technologies. Anyway, part of the banking included cashing in our check... "wink". I think you'll be pleased the next time we meet up. ;)

wary_of_scars said...

I know, grabe, two years kami nag-propose sa mga major banks. So far, BPI at Metrobank lang ang aggressive, and to think they are the top 2 banks already pero naghahanap pa rin sila ng room for improvement. Yung iba, masyadong takot. Hay.

Hmmm...gaya nga ng sinabi ni Jerry Maguire, Show me the money!nyahahaha Sige, looking forward to it!^_^

flaming peach said...

oist. daan lang.

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