Monday, February 1, 2010

Day Off

I didn't go to work today; had to start clearing leaves that I had accumulated from last year, else they'll be forfeited. Went to the supermarket to buy some stuff but along the way, I stopped by at the ATM booth to withdraw some money & update my passbook. This ATM booth is one of those stand-alone kind located in the open air.

While I was queuing up to withdraw cash, I saw this young lady standing near the updating/depositing machine. My first thought was that she was queuing up for her turn but it turned out that she was not...When an aunty went over to that machine to deposit some money, this young lady told her that the machine was unable to accept cash deposits today and could only be used to update passbooks. Then that aunty asked why doesn't she just stick a notice near the machine to inform users instead of standing there physically to do so, the young lady replied: "My job is to do this - to stand here and inform users that the machine cannot accept cash deposits today".


Oh my, poor girl. If you are from this part of the world, you would know how hot the weather can be. Can you imagine standing under the hot sun the whole day, just to wait for people to come along & inform them that the machine can't be used? What kind of job is that? What was her company thinking?

Anyway, while I was updating my passbook something dropped on my arm. Not cash (I wish!) but a teeny-weeny green worm. Eeeeekk! I get squeamish over such things. Wish I had this bird with me to peck it away for me.


  1. Such a cute birdie! I hate worms too :(

    The young lady's job does sound pretty sucky! And the weather has been Particularly Horrible for the past few days too. I moan and complain of the heat even when I'm indoors. I simply cannot imagine how she feels while working! Poor thing!

  2. Thanks! :)

    Yeah, I feel so sorry for the young lady. Like what the aunty said, they could have just put up a notice at the machine, then no one needs to suffer unnecessarily.


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