WWCD*? I’ll tell you. He wouldn’t steal!
1. On our way to Katahdin the Hubby and I stopped to get some money from an Automated Teller Machine**. Frequently abbreviated to ATM. (See the knowledge you get here? You’re welcome.) Unfortunately, we left the card in the machine and drove off with our millions. And then, exactly 49 seconds later, someone drove up to the ATM, hit “Yes” to the question that was still showing: “Do you want another transaction?”, and took out 80 bucks. Of our hard earned money. We know it was 49 seconds later because when we called to tell the bank that the card was lost, the very helpful rep verified the time line.
I mean, long run? We’ll get the money back because the bank is good to us, and we have fraud protection. It is a bit of hassle, but it’s minor, and the Hub is handling it. But here’s the thing: If I came upon an ATM that said “Do you want another transaction?”, I would say “No”. I guess it’s always a surprise to me that there are jerks in the world, who would take money that isn’t theirs.
On the bright side, they were stupid jerks, because they took the money in full view of a camera. Duh.
2. The British have an ingenious way of keeping teenagers from loitering where they shouldn’t. They have loudspeakers broadcasting a piercing noise to drive the kids away. But you may wonder why it doesn’t drive away adults? Because the sound is pitched very high. It is so high that most adults cannot hear it. Apparently we lose our hearing from the top down, or something.
But here’s the rub. The kids have turned this around, and made that same sound a ringtone for their phones. Now Mumsie and Dadums can’t hear the phone ringing. Ha ha, adults!
Here is the story. Click on the link that says “Download Ringtone” and play it. I did, and cannot hear it. I guess I’m old. Can you hear it? Let me know in the comments, and what your age is. Let’s figure out the cutoff age.
3. I’m thinking of starting the Gillian McKeith “You Are What You Eat” diet. But, it seems fairly strict. Could you do it? Here’s The Diet.
*What Would Chris2fer Do
**I originally wrote Anytime Money machine. Which is what I thought it was until Sabrina corrected me. I think my father told me that…