Smart Phone Putsch At The ATM Machine

Smart Phone Putsch At The ATM Machine…

Smart Phone At The ATM - Image Copyright CreditCards.Com

Smart Phone At The ATM - Image Copyright CreditCards.Com

Smart Phone At The ATM – Image Copyright CreditCards.Com

So here I was earlier this week queueing to get to use an ATM (1 of 3) in the lobby of a High Street bank in a busy town on the Costa Blanca – Alicante Province – Spain. So having used this bank many times before I was not very optimistic, as the last time I queued for 1 hour to get personal service with a bank teller. But ever the one to look on the bright side 3 ATMs and only 4 queueing it was all looking good. But then the IT technology took over and was center stage as I knew that only one of the 3 ATMs was the one I wanted to use as 2 were displaying all Spanish text and only 1 ATM was with multi language display options. So that was my target ATM and then it all went pear shaped as this young woman looked late teens – early 20s stepped up to the multi language display ATM.

Then the smart phone circus started – beep beep – ring ring – social media – likes – hates – follows – unfollows – SMS – phone messages – Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Dating App – WhatsApp – SnapChat or who knows some digital communication was instantly in charge. The young millennial was drawn magnet like to the smart phone (never looked behind to see if anyone was waiting in the ATM queue) click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – click – on and on it went for 8 minutes! How do I know how long? I timed it. Then a breakthrough the smart phone was silent and it was back to using the ATM which was another 2 minutes or so. So then all done the young millennial turns out walks away from the ATM completely oblivious to the fact that I have been waiting all or more of 10 minutes as one brain dead smart phone took over both our worlds…

Unbelievable? No that is what happened and moreover the smart phone now seems to be in control of most of the world!

Smart Phone Putsch At The ATM Machine…

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Putsch – meaning – A violent attempt to overthrow a government. Well that is why Putsch was in the rubric as the ever present smart phone was violating my attempt to get served at the ATM. So why is this event violent? Easy to answer put a smart phone into the hand of almost anyone in the world and they change, all manners – morals – respect et al are lobbed into the trash can, leaving the smart phone in total control! That to me is a violent attempt to stop me getting to the ATM Machine.

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