Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 11:32:17 -0600

From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU

Subject: Re: Bank machines

Oops. Meant to send this to the list.

The term "cash station" is commonly used in Chicago. I think it is used

both as a trade mark, like Cirrus (?), and a generic term for any ATM

machine. Never paid much attention to it, but your question helped me think

of this.


Yeah, I use "cash station" or "ATM" pretty much equally.

But the bane of my financial existence is the MAC machine.

My New Jersey boyfriend refers to all bank machines as "MACs."

Which is fine, except that MACs don't seem to like me,

or my bank card. I guess it's nothing personal, but about

half of the time they just won't accept my cash card,

even when they have the little Cirrus or Cash Station symbol.

Worst of all, my average drops to zero percent when I'm in

Ohio. Strange, huh? I could get cash out of an ATM in

Germany, and I can't get it out in Ohio. God bless America.


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