Sunday, September 23, 2007

Random Question

Why would the keys on the drive-up ATM machine at the local bank need to be lettered in Braille???

22 comments:

KELSO'S NUTS said...

Excellent. I've got a couple for you.

1) When you're outside at night and hear crickets chirping, is that like 10 crickets or 300 crickets?

2) How does a blind dude know when he's done wiping his ass?

Mauigirl said...

Good point about the crickets. Even when there's just one it sounds like more.

Your second question is most disturbing! How indeed? I guess at some point he'd have to guess that it's just got to be good enough! ;-)

fairlane said...

Are you saying blind people walk around with raw asses from over wiping?

As for braille on the ATM machines, I've always wondered myself.

I also wonder why would a blind person use an ATM at all. How do they know it gave them the right amount of money?

A five feels just like a ten etc etc.

Mauigirl said...

Fairlane, very good point. Although I suppose they could just assume if they correctly pressed the keys (that were marked in Braille) that they would be getting the right amount. I guess you could say they'd have to accept it on blind faith! (Groan...)

May I add here the obligatory disclaimer that no offense is meant to blind people...;-)

The Future Was Yesterday said...

It always amazes me when folks ask about that.

It's so NFL officials, and MLB umpires can withdraw their money!

Mauigirl said...

Good one, Future! It all makes sense now!

Mary Ellen said...

I imagine that those who are blind and still able to walk around (we see them all the time with their canes and seeing eye dogs) need to walk to a machine to get money. There are ATM's in the malls, bank entrance ways, and grocery stores. Since blind people have to shop, I imagine they have to trust if they are getting the right change, no?

Some who are considered blind can actually see a little,but looking at a computer screen is difficult.

Just a thought...

Mary Ellen said...

Oh....and doesn't the money in ATM's come in $20 increments only? They only have to know how to count the $20 bills. I don't think I've seen a machine that gives smaller increments.

Mauigirl said...

ME, I totally agree - a walk-up ATM with Braille makes sense. But I don't think people are supposed to walk up to the drive-in ATM. But I suppose the manufacturers just make them all the same, which would explain it.

And yes, most of them do just do $20's. The one at my job, however, does give out $10's sometimes. However, it's either ALL $10's or ALL $20's so I guess people could figure that out too.

Christopher said...

Maybe a blind bank customer in a car driven by a spouse, a friend or a caretaker, is taking the customer to the bank?

I remember many years ago, I was a manager in an HR department of a mid-sized company. A training seminar I attended reminded people that not all disabilities are obvious.

This came in handy when I later learned a woman in my department (I was her boss) had MS, yet she was able to continue working and displayed no outward signs of the disabling disease.

Mauigirl said...

This is true, it could happen! Sometimes we forget that not all disabilities are obvious.

Phydeaux Speaks said...

You forgot this one:

"Why do we drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway?"

FranIAm said...

Oh the mysteries of life!

Joe said...

Why does Hawaii have interstate highways?

fairlane said...

How do blind people find the walk-up ATM's?

Friend # 2 said...

They use their canes?

Mauigirl said...

Phydeaux, that is definitely another mystery of life, as Fran said!

Joe, that is something I've also wondered! How can they be interstates when they can't leave the state?

Fairlane, I guess they'd have to have their dog lead them there! Or a companion.

PunditMom said...

:O

Mauigirl said...

Friend #2, good point - a cane would also do it!

Distributorcap said...

so steven wright

I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time". So I ordered
French Toast during the Renaissance

Mauigirl said...

That was good, DCap!

Mary Ellen said...

Distributorcap-
LMAO! Too funny!