Sunday, November 16, 2008

Long Arm of the ATM (in Xiamen Banks)

Bill Brown ... Xiamen University

Xiàméns first ATM machines, in the mid-90s, were for closed during noon naps (Xiūxi休息). I told an official, I think Xiamen just wants to look modern and our ATMs are fake. A little peasant hiding inside hands out money, and he goes home for lunch.

“Not true! he protested. These are real ATMs!

“I was joking! I said to the blustering banker, but he wasnt mollified. Soon afterwards they started keeping ATMs open even at lunch.

I hope I didnt cost the little guy his job.

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