Breaking the bank

When you go to the ATM next time, watch for the big spenders. If you find yourself in a queue behind people who look like they are going to withdraw more money than you can think of spending in a month, to use in the casino next door, find another machine. Because you’ll waste precious hours and you’ll probably be disappointed.

If you find a bunch of kids from the UK trying out their newfound freedom, amazed at the prospect of spending thousands of currency and still having a lot more in the bank, run. These are people who come from the cold climes and when they come around at a time when their countries are freezing, chances are that they have loads of cash to throw away while the temperatures rise at home.

The cost of living is too high in Europe, we’ve been told. What we spend here on living is only a fraction of what goes down the drain that side of the great divide.

So when peeps like that come around, be sure about what you want. You have to think fast as you stand there aghast, staring at the twenty drably dressed youths laughing away and itching to stick their cards into the wall machine.

They think they are only getting a little but in reality, comparatively, they are breaking the damn bank.


Things to do if you decide to stay around and get the money because you don’t have fare home:

Pretend you have run stark raving mulalu mad, pull the note pad out of your pocket and start eating the papers as you grin evily at the young girls, scare them away.


Just go into covert mode and tell them in a low Jack Bauer tone that there’s a bomb in the machine and could they please walk away? WALK AWAY WITHOUT RUNNING OR SCREAMING, that’s it. Scare them away.

Get your money. Run.


About Steven

It wasn't me; arrest the voices. It was the voices in my head. Sike! I am Ugandan first. I care for development in my country. I am a curious observer second and I care to know what you think.
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5 Responses to Breaking the bank

  1. Kale you said this stuff after I have walked out of an ATM empty-pocket twice in two weeks. First time was at the last BHH.

    Me, I’ll start shooting them. They get to go back to the cooler climes before they have even learnt how to count beyond 500/=. (And 500/= is just 5 sumbusas. Kyokka Uganda!)

  2. Aseu says:

    This is good stuffs!I will need time to read the rest here and in blogger. I will definitely come back. 😉

  3. extremeprejudice says:

    I like that Jack Bauer move. Too sweet.


  4. Cheri says:

    Man, font size be killed my sight!

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