I had an unnerving experience this afternoon and was sadly reminded of how much anger people harbor without an appropriate vent.
It all began when I went to make an ATM deposit. My bank has installed a new type of ATM; it accepts and counts cash, and it accepts checks one at a time. Unfortunately, as has been the case in the past, I had quite a few checks to deposit. This can be a lengthy process. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but I wanted to deposit my money and the bank wasn’t open.
So, I pulled up to the window and began making my transactions. The next thing I know, the people behind me have rolled down their window and are shouting at me: “You are RUDE! Why don’t you take your transactions INSIDE the bank!” They said more, but this covers it. The driver began to maneuver out from the lane and he and two cars behind him pulled out from the line.
Now, it’s no different if I went into the bank and used the ATM. An ATM is an ATM. I’ve done this before INSIDE the bank; it takes just as long and people seem to get just as aggravated and leave.
Is it my fault if the bank has instituted a new banking machine? Should I not deposit my money because it will inconvenience someone? Honestly, standing at a machine inputting one check at a time isn’t exactly my favorite thing to do either.
Jarred, I finished my transactions and shook my head. The pent up anger in this society is frightening. Sometimes, we have to wait in line. You can’t have everything the moment that you want it.
I did an energy exercise (Thank you, Dr. Sarah!) and moved on, glad to be someone who doesn’t have to express myself in rage for something that is not my fault nor the fault of the person in front of me. Phew!