Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer!

In the world of banking, the people on the front lines of the industry are known as tellers. These are the people who are expected to help customers with all of their day to day banking needs. It is often a thankless and miserable position to hold. These are their stories. These are their legends…

Bank Teller 5In case you’re just tuning in for the first time, I used to work at a bank. More specifically, I worked at the drive through window at a bank. For the most part, this means I stood with my back to the lobby.

Occasionally I would feel the need to turn around to see if there were any customers lined up in the lobby not being helped by anyone. I was always very fast at what I did and could, therefore, move quickly between the window and the lobby. But sometimes, when I turned to check on the lobby situation, I got a little freaked out.

I didn’t freak out when there were five people waiting impatiently. I got freaked out when a customer that was being helped by one of the other tellers just happened to make direct eye contact with me at the exact moment I turned around. That tells me they had been staring at me. Why had they been staring at my back? Why, when I turned around, were they looking directly at me?

If it had only happened once or twice, I wouldn’t have thought it was a big deal. But it happened all the flippin’ time! Are there any other drive through tellers out there who have experienced this phenomenon? Please, share your stories. You’re not alone.

3 thoughts on “Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer!

  1. I tend to feel a bit claustrophobic in solid buildings, such as banks, so when there is a window, I usually look out through it. If I’m taking care of my banking needs at the counter and the drive through window is in that general direction and the person nearest the window moves, my eyes probably track to follow the movement.

    Also, I tend to scan rooms. A bank is one of those places where, according to movies and tv shows which are always accurate and never exaggerated, there is a higher rate of robberies and such, so I scan. I watch the eyes of bank employees (and airline stewardesses), because you can tell a lot about if something isn’t going right by their eyes. I want to be ready for the chance to break out my mad ninja skills, you know, the ones that put Chuck Norris to shame.


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