Thursday, December 08, 2005

Computer says no

From Ananova:

A bank robber fled empty-handed in Austria after being referred to a different counter.

The clerk he approached told him she did not "deal with those types of queries".

But there was a big queue for the next cashier at the Landeskbank-Hypothekenbank in Vienna. So the man, who was holding a silver box that he claimed was a bomb, fled before repeating his request.





Who needs alarms and armed guards when you’ve got ingrained inefficiency and unhelpfulness? The Post Office is safe forever.

2 comments:

Duck said...

Is that woman Terry Jones?

Brit said...

No, but it is a man. His name is David Walliams and he is the co-star of a cult BBC comedy sketch show here called 'Little Britain'.

I doubt it would translate well to the States, but it is quite funny (though on a bit of a downward curve at the moment).

That character is an extremely unhelpful bank teller/mortgage adviser/travel agent whose response to every query is to tap idly at her keyboard and respond "Computer says no."