Legends of a Branch Manager

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… … Continue reading Legends of a Branch Manager

Colonial Times

Once upon a time, I was living in a small city known as Bluefield. Now, it's easy to get confused as to where that may be. See, there are two Bluefields. And they exist side by side. On the Virginia side of the border, we have the town of Bluefield, home to Bluefield College, my … Continue reading Colonial Times

4 Things You Shouldn’t Do at the Drive-Thru

The drive-thru lane is something that, I'm fairly confident, I can speak about with some authority. After all, I did spend four years of my adult life working as a drive-thru bank teller. There are just certain things that a person who is taking the drive-thru lane should not do. But this isn't about the … Continue reading 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do at the Drive-Thru

Where Misery Takes You

Being miserable in one's work or career can be a very dangerous place to find oneself. Because misery leads to desperation. Desperation leads to unwise, probably impulsive, decisions that could have long lasting ramifications. I know because I've been there. For nearly four years I worked as a bank teller. Describing myself as miserable during … Continue reading Where Misery Takes You

Question of the Week #54

What is the worst psychological torture you can imagine suffering? Anything causing even minor physical injury should not be considered. For me it would be any kind of annoying repetitive noise. But it would probably have to be really obnoxious. I don't imagine a leaky faucet would be the kind of thing to get to … Continue reading Question of the Week #54

Creeped the Heck Out

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… … Continue reading Creeped the Heck Out

The Single Guy Bites a Bullet

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred several years ago... I've read a lot of things written by women in which they complain about how confusing men can be. To be fair, women can be equally confusing. Case in point... I was having a pretty good weekend. I had a lot of … Continue reading The Single Guy Bites a Bullet