Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Overheard at Booth3: Going to the Credit Union During the Time of Corona

I needed to get into my safe deposit box last Saturday.  Usually I am just able to walk in, go straight to the box, get into it.

This time, the door was locked.   There was a sign that said, "Appointment Required."

The Branch Manger opened the door and said, "Do you have an appointment?"

"No," I said, "but I only need into my safe deposit box.  You guys set me up on the hand pad, so I don't need to see anybody.  I just go into the box."

"You still need an appointment."

"But why?  I'm not here to see anybody."

"New rules in COVID.  Appointment only. So there won't be too many people in the lobby."

That's when I noticed the lobby.  It was empty.

"But there's nobody here."

"Because they have appointments."

"But ... there's nobody HERE!"

"They will be here when they have appointments."

I said, "Why do I feel like Franz Kafka is hanging around here somewhere?"

"I dunno," said the Branch Manager.  "Does he have an appointment?"

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