Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ordinary, extraordinary : Thursday lunchtime

I'm standing at the queue for the A.T.M.

There is a son in maybe his thirties teaching his Dad how to use the machine.

They get to the end of the transaction and the Dad holds up his cash like it's a magical trick.

They tell me to go ahead as they have more transactions to do.

'I've got three bank accounts, you know' - the Dad says to me.

'Really, are you single?'- I replied. Cue, son laughing.

'No, but I have all my own teeth' - the Dad retorts, cue me laughing.

'Don't worry about your teeth, can you remember all your pin numbers? - I said, laughing.

'Course I can, it would be easier to forget the wife' the Dad laughs.

I complete my transaction and bid the two goodbye.

Happy Thursday, everyone.


Olive said...

Haha, I can just picture it! "It would be easier to forget the wife"... typical!
Great story and it's good to come across some characters, when carrying out everyday tasks like going to the ATM.
ps Thanks so much for your comment on the hello blog, I appreciate it!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a lovely exchange - they sound like a happy family don't they? Briliant.

Take care

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Love it.

Shame he wasn't single though. And I'm with you - who care about the teeth? If he has money, he can fix them!

KarenG said...

What a cute story! "Are you single?" LOL You have quite the wit!

Brigid said...

Olive, thanks you are welcome for the 'hello' comment, great site that one.

Yes, Old Kitty, I thought they were a lovely pair, made my morning.

Talli, exactly, forget about the teeth is right.

Thanks, Karen, they were lovely and such fun.

Theresa Milstein said...

What a funny and flirty exchange! He sounds like a catch, except for the married part.

I'm shocked that an ATM holds magic for anyone at this point. My father helped create ATM's for Natwest Bank back in the early 1980s, so it's old news.

Jen said...

What a fun and silly conversation this morning! What a shame he isn't single!!!

I love your blog and I can see that many others do as well! It's funny to see all my fellow blog buddies over here and I've yet to meet you... So hello, you have a lovely blog :)

Niamh said...

Thats so lovely, sweet and witty. A gem of a conversation - All his own teeth! That was always a big boast among older people when I was young! I love your response to him! Happy Thursday to you to!

Brigid said...

@Theresa I think he was very happily married a lovely old gentleman.

@Jen, lovely to meet you, thanks for the compliments.

@Niamh, I love moments like those, especially nowadays when people have forgotten to talk to each other.

Olive said...

Brigid, I just passed on a versatile blogger award to you, check out

Brigid said...

Thanks Olive, I will go and check it out.

Ann said...

What a wonderful interaction during your transaction. Who would of thought a trip to the ATM could be so entertaining!

Ronan said...

It reminds me of my little cousin trying to teach my Granddad to use his mobile. What's that about old dogs and new tricks :)

Brigid said...

Ann, I know, the village I live in a wonderland.

Ronan, I love that, mind you, I'm not too good on mobiles myself - thanks for visiting.