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UK ATM advertising agency i-design is planning to raise around £3.5 million by floating its shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Friday.
You queue and queue.
You enter your PIN.
You have an overwhelming urge to wash your hands in bleach - the thing's filthy.
You choose the cash option (no receipt since you're eco-friendly).
You choose an amount from the menu and wait.
At this point it says "You can't have that amount - only 20 pound notes available".
Would it have been SO difficult to tell me that IN ADVANCE? Meanwhile the queue behind is getting impatient. If this happens for every customer in the queue I predict a riot.
And the NO and YES buttons seem to change places on some ATMs during the same transaction. There is no consistency. Is this stuff tested on users?
In fact the one outside Tooting Broadway tube was showing some sort of Windows login screen error for two days running.
All this is bad enough but please save me from ads on the dratted things. It's like going into the Post Office for some stamps and their trying to flog me a credit card. No!
Just out of interest - anyone know what OS they tend to run these days on ATMs?