Me & My Muse – Day 682: ATM Malfunction

We have all heard of the famous “wardrobe malfunction”, but when you have an ATM malfunction, it’s a major inconvenience.

Let’s review.  I get in my car and drive to the ATM near the grocery store, which is just around the corner.  To my inconvenience, I see the dreaded words “Out of Order”.  Being a little peeved, I drive into town to the next closest ATM:  The one near Sturgeon.  I notice a sign that made me even more miffed:  “Permanently out of service”.  Yup.  The whole terminal was torn out and there was no ATM there.  Time for the next one…

I drive to the ATM near the McDonald’s on Eastman.  There were those dreaded words again!  OUT OF ORDER.

Time for my last resort.  I drive all the way to the credit union and addressed my concern there.  Fortunately, they had a working ATM INSIDE their building.  They told me that they were updating their system on all of their ATM’s.  And for the one in Sanford, it would take about an hour and a half.  Concealing my frustration, I used the ATM and cashed the reimbursement check for my mileage and left.  This reminds me of the Weird Al song “First World Problems”.  I have an ATM that doesn’t work.  First world problems indeed.

Today’s high is going to be 70 degrees and the silver lining is finally getting my money out of a working ATM.

To those of you have have dealt with first world problems before, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  First world problems?  Looks like they’re talking about me.  Pretty soon, the plan will come into fruition.  Heh heh heh…