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Residents of the English market town of Chorley flocked to a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) ATM last week after word spread that the unit was dispensing double the amount of cash requested.
It's interesting to note that people queue up outside faulty ATMs that dispense twice the amount of cash. Technology has its limitations and it's bound to go wrong at times, just like its creator. Homosapiens want anything that’s doled out free - whether
it is of any real use to them- No wonder that there was a long line, when ATMs start dispensing "free" cash because of technical glitches. The withdrawals could be tracked to the accounts & reversed/debited for the excess cash, but people like the thrill they
experience, when they feel that, they have got something more than they had bargained for, never mind, if this is going to be taken back. This is because of peer pressure and mob psychology- we tend to copy what others do, or, when something sensational like
this happens, forget all logic and jump into the bandwagon.