Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Stupid People

I was at the bank today to perform a wire transfer. It isn't rocket science, it's a simple transaction. Well, I will not name the teller, but today I think was her first day for doing some things in life, namely spelling. I'm rattling off info to her and I say the word Connecticut..."How do you spell that?" Well, okay, that is one of the tougher states to spell. So I start in telling her CONN...ECT....ICUT... "Hold on a sec..CON..?" NECT..I..."Hang on, CONNE what?" CONNE.....C......T......I.....C....U...T. This I found quite annoying, and it did nothing for my faith in the human race. On down the road there was another word, nearly a common spelling, but with one letter different. I don't think it would've mattered, she couldn't have spelled that one either. 5 Minutes later (about 20 minutes in) there was another short word, just as much trouble. Holy Shit! By the time we had the form all filled out, I didn't have a scrap of confidence that the info was on the form properly. I asked for a blank form and I'd take it home to 'double check' the data and bring it back. Needless to say, I'll be going to a different branch to complete the transaction in the morning.