Idiot of the Day
OK, so at lunch today I walked past the ATM in my building. This Chase machine is an absolute rip-off. It charges $3 for withdrawals. I always avoid going to it at all costs, even if it means walking across the street to go to the BofA machine.
Someone had accidentally left their receipt there. Out of curiosity I picked up. This moron took out $20! He or she paid a $3 charge to withdraw $20. That's a 15% take for the bank.
When I saw this, I quickly thought to myself man what an idiot...but then I felt slightly bad thinking that this person might not have a lot of money in the bank. So I scrolled down to the bottom of the receipt. The remaining balance in the account was...wait for it...over $33,000.
Good grief. No wonder America is in the shape that it's in right now. What Geitner and friends need to do to get banks out of the mess that they're in is skim some DNA off of this receipt and use it to clone this idiot. With people like this donating 15% a pop to banks their balance sheets will be in tip top shape in no time.