Friday, February 08, 2008

Called To Account

Short-Term Money Market

A five-year-old British boy pushed a bank door and it opened - 19 hours after it was supposedly locked up last weekend. Oliver Pettigrew wandered into the HSBC branch in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, as his father used a cash machine outside. They called police after walking right up to the vault of the deserted bank. An HSBC spokeswoman said there was a "malfunction" with the catch on the door. She said customers' savings had not been at risk.

FOOTNOTE: Whose vault, er, fault was it?

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14 comments:

Tammy said...

Good thing it was a father and child who discovered it now a would-be bank robber.

Leendaluu said...

aaah. And to think I check your blog. every. single. day.

No offense taken, however...your photos are inspiring and I totally 'heart' the puns...that's what keeps me coming back...

~Fathairybastard~ said...

That boy will have a great story to tell one day.

Seamus said...

Just stopping in to say hi!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Foot note is so funny! LOL!

I went with a friend to her bank one day and before we could go in someone came out and told us to go back to our car. Told us that there was someone waving a gun around outside the bank in another car and the police were on there way. Come to find out it was a toy gun.

Have a Blessed Year!

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Safe-Key First! (Safety First)

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Sandi McBride said...

The customers savings were not at risk? Have they looked at their Market Values? Starting to look a lot like ours...I'm scouting out likely locations for Prince Albert cans to bury my market funds!
Sandi

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

Eeeeeeeeeeh Uncle David mummy drives through Easingwold on her way to York! We are not far away at all! Small world eh?

Akelamalu said...

I read about this. Love your footnote David you crack me up!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Loose Lock - Lost Lollie

The Bank That Likes To Say....

......'Go on help your self'

Have a good weekend David

Bubba's Sis said...

So THAT'S how all the pens disappear!

Max said...

Hey David,

LOL This is an interesting story: at least the dad wasn't using the kid to rob the bank!

Loved the footnote LOL

Cheers

imac said...

Nice piggy bank then.



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Mima said...

That is just ridiculous, how could any bank be that stupid, they were so lucky that it was sober honest citizens, can you imagine if it was a bunch of people who had been on the lash and thought what fun!