Sorry…but being the American I am, I cannot ever imagine going to my bank and finding this sign taped to the door:
It says that teller services are closed today. And they are sorry for the inconvenience. Really? It is that simple? So too bad for you if you need to deposit or withdraw money??? How is this possible? The ONLY time I have ever “seen” this happen in the United States was in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Remember? There was a run on the banks because it was the beginning of the DEPRESSION and the bank posted a sign similar to the one I took a picture of. I was in such a hurry, I did not have time to go in and ask the bank manager what was going on. But the truth is I have been living here so long that I know better than to waste my time looking for an answer to such a silly question!
I found an amusing story slightly related to mine. Another frustrated customer. Well…ok…he was really a bank robber, but still….I can only assume he was disappointed just like me! Seems that he also went to a Unicredit bank and asked the teller to hand over all the money only to be told that the cash drawers were not accessible that day. So he had to settle for 80 euro he took from the bank manager. Ha, ha, ha, ha! What a funny story.
Anyway, this is normal stuff here in Italy. I really have a long list of “normal” stuff I should spend more time writing about, because there are many comical things that go on here. And I say comical…but I am not sure why, because I lost a lot of time the other day trying to figure out how to get the money I needed. But this is life in the old country!
Bank Run: Pahl, Georg