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“Yeah, shut up, kid.”

September 14, 2005, 2:55 PM

First of all, hello from the Infoshop in Washington DC.

It’s interesting… Chevy Chase Bank is having a little publicity stunt today at various Metro station to promote the fact that many Metro stations now have a Chevy Chase Bank ATM near the farecard vending machines. According to the Express, their ATM mascot would be greeting customers at Metro Center in the morning, and then going to Gallery Place-Chinatown from 11:30-1:00. Then he’ll be at Bethesda later on from 3:30 to 5:00. Plus there will be representatives all over the place.

I met up with their ATM mascot outside Gallery Place-Chinatown. And he was surrounded by Chevy Chase Bank people plus others. I got my picture taken with him! Considering how everyone was making a commotion over the guy in the ATM suit, it was almost like meeting The Thnikkaman, as it seems the ATM’s power of distraction is legendary. You almost expect the ATM to say, “Yeah, shut up, kid.”

Then otherwise, today seemed like “one of those” days. First, I got a late start out ot the house. Then I got to Vienna and locked my keys in the car, and didn’t realize it until I got all the way to the station. I carry a spare key, so it wasn’t like I had to call AAA or anything, but still, that’s a long walk to take an extra few times! Then at Rosslyn I had to go back to use the ATM after forgetting to do so. But then things got better (see above).

So fun stuff. And more still to go.

Web site: The Infoshop, where I'm posting from

Song: "Here comes the Thnikkaman!"

Quote: "@#$#, #$%&, #%$@..." - Me going back to the car to get my keys.

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