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Bank tellers need to shut up

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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a Wells Fargo bank inside my college bookstore where I deposit my checks. It used to be that I could walk in and complete a deposit transaction quickly and effortlessly and get on with my day. At some point in the past year, this stupid branch must have told all of it's employees that they need to become unreasonably involved in the affairs of their clients and have since spared no effort to bug the hell out of me any time I step up to the counter.

1) They ask you more small talk questions than anyone ever should. From the moment I initiate the mandatory conversation to get my deposit done, they feel like they HAVE to be engaged in dialogue until I leave the counter, usually by asking asinine questions like if I've already been to class or if I have more class later - who cares? Why are you trying to get to know me when we both know that as soon as I walk away you'll forget everything you just found out? You don't care, and I don't want to bother sharing information with someone whose interest in me is the result of their company's latest attempt to polish their image.
2) They always get ahold of your name and repeat it at the beginning of every freaking sentence (to make sure they seem like they're being personable).
Stan, how are you today, Stan? Stan are you on a break from classes? What did you have for lunch today Stan? Stan have you ever tried weigh-loss pills? Stan, does this look infected to you? If you have to repeat my name at the beginning of every sentence in order to remember it, it PROVES your disinterest in me
3) They get nosy into my affairs. I had a teller ask me what I did to earn the money for one of my checks. WTF? That's none of your beeswax. What if I had done a hit on somebody? What if I had touched somebody's butt? Or helped some illegal immigrants get sandwiches? It's none of your freaking business, especially not as my teller.

Go back to being impersonable and quit trying to win my trust with this fake garbage.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, checks. I forgot about those.

Most of Europe hasn't used checks in 20 years. When is the USA going to get with the times? They don't even have the Visa electron chips in their cards. :no:
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Forget the Visa chips - when are Americans going to learn how to make decent chocolate? I had some in Belgian and now everything else here tastes like crap.
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witwitch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Writer
I've never been able to eat Hershey's. That crap is made with milk powder. :stare:

Fazer is my favorite brand. :heart:

A friend of mine went to their factory on a field trip, and they had a room where he and the others were allowed to eat as much chocolate as he wanted (but not bring any out of the room with them). :drool:
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So Heaven is a place on earth after all...
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Atlantech Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah they're such kiss asses aren't they?
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Straight up
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Lace-and-Arsenic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Trust me, they hate having to ask about your day as much as you hate them asking. One of my friends is my bank teller. She's always relieved when I come through because she can drop the facade and not have to pretend to care about my day.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So what you're saying is I actually do need to become friends with everyone that works there so that its not awkward?
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Lace-and-Arsenic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Just one or two. That way you can use them. It's easier. It's a win win for both parties. You don't get to be pestered too much with false friendliness/sales and they don't have to worry about pissing you off by treating you normally.

And it turned out that my banker was pretty awesome.
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Multa21 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell them to shut up because you just want to get your deposit in and get on with your life. Also tell them that you don't care about their stupid questions. and that you have a busy life and you don't want to waist it on pointless stuff. If the manager comes by he'll feel bad after hearing those comments.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ATM deposit. No teller. No questions.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ATMs are for sissies!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Then I'm a sissy. Meanwhile you're inside in line, and furious to boot soooo...
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Inside and warm. I live in Utah, and its freaking frozen outside.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you're the answer to your problem then ;)
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semi-surreal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stan, ever heard of Direct Deposit?
It MAGICALLY sends your money into your account -- thru INVISIBLE cables!

College kids....
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a black roommate that doesn't believe in machines. He pays me for the utility bill with a check. Can't take the magical DD train everywhere.
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timmy64 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Heh. I work at McDonalds, so I get to see it from the other side. Especially in McCafe, which for all you strange foreigners is a coffee shop within McDonald's. We actually do barista made coffees, and toasties and all sorts of fun stuff. To try and make customers more comfortable and not as though we've forgotten about them we try and make small talk, or even remembering the orders of regular customers we serve. Ask how their day was etc. If there's a one word reply, you tend to quiet down. If they start talking, you keep up the conversation. You get a good four or five chatty customers in two hours, and it feels like you've only been working a quarter of that time. Hell, it used to unnerve me; but, these days even a customer using my name (it's on my name tag) tends to put a smile on my face. If they're regulars and they tell me their name, I try and remember it, and greet them by it. 
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's actually amazing when they use your name, isn't it? :la:
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timmy64 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It is! :excited:
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Shantella Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They sound like lonely people.

If they're wearing a name tag, try doing the same thing back to them before they have a chance to start the conversation!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
They probably have to make small talk. I work at Walgreens and I have like 5 questions to ask EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER while they're checking out...plus now we have to extra nice and accost people with "hello how may I help you/can I help you find anything" as soon as they walk through the door...
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh no. Can't have someone attempt to make conversation instead of awkward silence. Heaven forbid someone trying to be friendly with you. If you're that much of an ass and can't be bothered by a human being, why not just use the ATM?
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no. It's not a conversation if they're boss is forcing them to do it, it's a ploy to make the business seem like they care and its OBVIOUS when they talk to me.
Besides, ATMs are for pussies.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
If you can't stand 2 minutes of small talk then you're a pussy.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, you're a pussy.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
No. Your cat's a pussy
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
touche'
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alzircon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get any of that. What I absolutely hate is when they start offering me some "deals" or "packages" that would suit me based on my banking and it only costs x a month. No, I don't want to hear that shit. I just came in to put some money into my account.:stare:
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
The tellers know the customers don't want to hear it but they're required to offer them as part of their job. A buddy was fired from Wels Fargo because he refused to waste the customer's time.
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alzircon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it's horrid. I work in a restaurant and we're required to offer extras at the till. And if there's a mystery shopper, not offering extras makes you lose points.:saddummy:
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I always find it funny that management expects the patrons to have room for dessert after shoving soups and salads down your throat :lol:
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alzircon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd be surprised how much people stuff their faces here.:stare:
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
One thing I hate is when they don't ask you if you want it, they ask you what kind you'd like (making it sound like it comes with whatever you ordered). I was so mad when I got the bill.
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alzircon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I make sure I always ask, if it was part of the meal. Sneaky restaurateurs.:lol:
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had some guy give me a 30 minute pitch to perform a credit check online. I called his mother a whore.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I wouldn't be afraid of bluntly telling them to stop intruding in my personal life.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Where's the fun in that?
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I can have fun somewhere else. :no:
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Like a stripbar. I see where you're going with this...
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
:eyes:
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That couldn't look better next to an avatar of a tiger with a shiny eye.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank goodness I don't have a teller like that.
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dragriff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
It reminds me how clingy they can be if you wanna close your account. I had a bank account once I had no use for, because I had one in a different bank, which I used all the time for everything. So I decided to go to the bank and deactivate it.
Oh the things the bank worker told me or promised me... Tried their darndest to keep me.
Undesrtandable, I guess, you wouldn't wanna lose a customer. But they really should'a given up sooner than they did, mainly because of all the straight-forwardness I had about deactivating the account.
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mikepav Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
all of the wells fargo branches i ever went to always had long ass lines for the tellers.  it grew extremely frustrating to go there to do my business.  i went to a branch to close my account, and they actually told me that they could not do it there and that i had to visit a larger branch to do such a thing.  so i went to the branch i was directed to, and signed in at the desk.  i was made to wait 20 minutes to speak to an account manager.  when i told them why i was closing my account, long wait times, he tried to persuade me to stay.  i simply cited the 20 minute wait to speak to them, and he had no other words.
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dragriff Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Heh, it's insane what they're told to do to keep every person they can.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wait, what kind of stuff did they offer you to stay? Like... free sex?
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dragriff Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I think if I would'a let 'em continue, they might have even offered that, yes.
But it was like bonuses and special offers and whatever. Basically anything they could throw at me.
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StarvingStudents Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Whores!
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mikepav Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
switch banking institutions.  vote with your wallet.
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