I had a customer come in today and ask the location of a specific bank. I don't understand why people think I should know all the banks including locations and ATM fees. I looked the bank up in the phone book (why do these fools even have fancy ass phones if they don't use them?) and consulted with my co-workers about the bank in question. The bank had a branch that was out of the way and difficult to explain to this out-of-towner.
The whole time, in my mind, I'm wondering why he hasn't gone to one of the banks across the street and used their ATMs? I mean, there will be a fee, but what is $2 or $3 compared to 60-90 minutes of fucking around, driving all over a strange town, talking to people that don't give a shit about your bank problems because they are trying to help the real customers in their store? Then he mentioned that he wanted to find the bank because he didn't want to pay the $3 for the ATM across the street. Fuck off. As far as I'm concerned, that's the price you pay for not planning in advance.
Hell, I occasionally use an ATM 4 blocks away from my bank because I need the money NOW and I don't have the time to wait 8 blocks (there and back). Often, I'm with friends and don't want to drag them all around just because I wasn't smart enough to get some cash after work.
Maybe file this under "that's why rich people are rich:" gripping those dollar bills SO TIGHT. But it seems rather stupid to me. Just pay the fee. Or go to a damn drug store, buy a pack of gum, and get some cash back, just like the rest of us dummies.