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Jan 5, 2010, 05:51 PM
 
If you need to go to the bank, and you are walking there on a sunny but cold and blustery day, and you have a scarf over your face, sunglasses on, and the hood up on your sweatshirt, the look on the faces of bank employees when you walk through the door is truly priceless!
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Jan 5, 2010, 05:59 PM
 
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 06:02 PM
 
I ran into a bank, like RAN to tell my friend something in line. None of the tellers liked that.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 06:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
I believe that refers to the braces that go around your whole head.
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Jan 5, 2010, 06:17 PM
 
Try pointing an assault rifle at them.

Major Lawlz.

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Jan 5, 2010, 06:21 PM
 
Don't tase me, bro!

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Jan 5, 2010, 07:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
I believe that refers to the braces that go around your whole head.
Really? I thought it was what football players and S.W.A.T officers wear.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 07:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
My local bank's sign sees that, and raises it a sunglasses and hoodies.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 07:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
It means that they hate Muslims terrorists.

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Jan 5, 2010, 07:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
It means your head can’t enter the bank if it’s not driving an automatic, silly.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 07:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by iMOTOR View Post
Our Bank of America here has a sign at the entrance that reads:

Please Remove Headgear Before Entering The Bank.

Whatever that means.
You know, it's the thing you wear around your head when you have a full set of braces.



(They actually call the device I mentioned "head gear" but I am guessing that is not what your local BofA is referring to with their sign. Unless there is a high incidence of braces-wearing juveniles in your community that are also suspected bank robbers.)
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Jan 5, 2010, 08:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Try pointing an assault rifle at them.

Major Lawlz.

Or, take off your pants and go in there and ask "any WHORES in here?" Be sure to emphasize "whores" for a good laugh.

It doesn't really have to be a bank either.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Or, take off your pants and go in there and ask "any WHORES in here?" Be sure to emphasize "whores" for a good laugh.

It doesn't really have to be a bank either.
not much of a laugh at a whore house though.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
not much of a laugh at a whore house though.
Well, in a whore house you would yell out "any BANKERS here?", and really emphasize the word "bankers".

I thought this much was obvious.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:04 PM
 
why in the hell would you go to a whore house looking for bankers?
     
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Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
why in the hell would you go to a whore house looking for bankers?
I give up, why?
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I give up, why?
you said it; i asked first.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by residentEvil View Post
you said it; i asked first.

Oh, I thought there was a punch line coming.

My comments are like a fine (the finest, actually) impressionist painting, they aren't always intended to be taken literally. It could be a metaphor, or poetry, or maybe that banker is really Jesus. The interpretation is really up to you.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:22 PM
 
so really, your comments are intended for us to either keep reporting you, or put you on ignore.

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Jan 5, 2010, 10:30 PM
 
Do what you must. Like the tide and the sands of time, I will continue on to be me.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 10:59 PM
 
It's not a crime to wear headgear indoors. Even in banks.

But they might not mean it when they ask if they can help you.

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Jan 5, 2010, 11:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Do what you must. Like the tide and the sands of time, I will continue on to be me.
That’s false advertising. Neither the tide nor the sands of time is you.
     
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Jan 5, 2010, 11:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
That’s false advertising. Neither the tide nor the sands of time is you.
But he does have a point: he's like that eternal sand in your shoe that you can never get rid off...

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Jan 5, 2010, 11:35 PM
 
The eternal sands of time were a metaphor, much like going to a whorehouse looking for bankers, although it would be pretty cool to make out with a whore in a sandbox.
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
The eternal sands of time were a metaphor, much like going to a whorehouse looking for bankers, although it would be pretty cool to make out with a whore in a sandbox.
Yeah, sand or metaphor, it sucks.

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Jan 6, 2010, 01:04 PM
 
**** the banks and their bullshit dress code rules.
If they are so so scared of being robbed all of the time then they obviously don't have the temperament to be involved in that line of business.
Hell, even if they do get robbed every once in a while, as long as no one is hurt, what's so bad about that? Shit happens.
The average loss on a bank robbery in the USA is something like $5,000 and banks have insurance that covers fires, floods, theft, etc..
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 03:45 PM
 
Huh? The tellers who probably make a pittance and are out there in the open should not be scared about dudes coming into the bank with guns and/or other physical means to rob a bank?
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 03:51 PM
 
I'm mostly talking about the dress codes. But, in many states carrying a gun openly is not a problem, so having a gun in a bank shouldn't be any different.
If the tellers are that afraid of guns and ski masks, then they should move to a country in the tropics which bans firearms...
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 03:53 PM
 
So, private businesses can ban smoking in their buildings, but not guns?
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 03:58 PM
 
In most bank robberies a weapon isn't even involved..
     
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
So, private businesses can ban smoking in their buildings, but not guns?
Guns are arguably protected by the Constitution, smoking is not.
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Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Guns are arguably protected by the Constitution, smoking is not.
How about smoking guns ?

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Jan 6, 2010, 04:39 PM
 
Can the bank ask a customer carrying an automatic weapon to leave the bank?
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 04:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
How about smoking guns ?

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Jan 6, 2010, 04:52 PM
 
The person on the left could be tightsocks. Or, if that is a bit much, we could always go with Abe.
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 05:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Can the bank ask a customer carrying an automatic weapon to leave the bank?
As long as the person carrying it doesn't demand money for which he does not have a verifiable claim, then no.
     
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Can the bank ask a customer carrying an automatic weapon to leave the bank?
No, they will invite the customer to coffee until the FBI arrives.

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Jan 6, 2010, 06:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
Hell, even if they do get robbed every once in a while, as long as no one is hurt, what's so bad about that? Shit happens.
The average loss on a bank robbery in the USA is something like $5,000 and banks have insurance that covers fires, floods, theft, etc..
So you’re chill with people robbing banks “cuz its only $5,000 and it will get picked up by insurance anyway”.

Obama should make you the safe banks czar.
     
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Jan 6, 2010, 06:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
As long as the person carrying it doesn't demand money for which he does not have a verifiable claim, then no.
That's not true at all. Just because you can legally carry a firearm doesn't mean a business has to allow you bring a gun into their establishment.

And since I did have a firearm on my person, I decided it would probably be in my best interest to remove my "headgear" promptly, stomp the snow off my boots and loudly say "Damn it's cold out there!" with a big smile on my face. I didn't want to waste my valuable time explaining to the nice officers why I walked into a bank with my face covered and carrying a concealed weapon. Just because I have a permit for the gun doesn't mean the situation couldn't have assed-up my whole day.
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Jan 6, 2010, 07:00 PM
 
****ing cock sucking **** shit!

I just wrote an epic reply that covered all aspects of this bank robbing stuff and when I hit post the ****ing forum said I wasn't logged-in even though I was.
     
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Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
And since I did have a firearm on my person, ...
Many dangerous "chocolate faces" in your neighborhood, or why would you need to carry a gun?

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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Huh? The tellers who probably make a pittance and are out there in the open should not be scared about dudes coming into the bank with guns and/or other physical means to rob a bank?
Yes. Except ransom notes. Whatever you do, don't let the cops catch you carrying one.


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Many dangerous "chocolate faces" in your neighborhood, or why would you need to carry a gun?

PB.
Ten+ years of working as a guard in a job that required me to brawl with psychotics on a daily basis. And right in front that bank is the most ghetto-ass bus stop in the city, where I walk past those same psych patients everyday. Just because they are crazy doesn't mean that can't remember faces or hold grudges. There is a sizable portion of the local crazy community that wouldn't be putting me on their Christmas card lists.

Also, somewhere along the way, the local gangbangers figured out that pretending you're crazy and getting yourself involuntarily detained in a hospital is a valid excuse for missing court dates, and provides more comfortable accommodations than the Justice Center. A few of those guys really don't care for me much. As a matter of fact, I got a black eye from one a couple of weeks ago, in front of that same bank (I didn't shoot that guy, I just beat him like a rented mule).

Lastly, I was at the bank to make a sizable cash withdrawal, and as I only live a few blocks away, I was on foot. I'll be keeping what's mine, please and thank you.
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Jan 6, 2010, 08:48 PM
 
Tell us more about your job brawling with psychotics.
What made you decide to undertake that endeavor?
     
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Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
As long as the person carrying it doesn't demand money for which he does not have a verifiable claim, then no.
So you can walk up to the cashier holding a 12 gauge and loudly demand that they hand over all MY money?

Cool.

If you "ask" them for a huge overdraught at the same time and withdraw that as well, is that theft?

ps My local bank sees you a head gear and raises you a dog! Although they always let me in with mine.
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****ing ...ing **** ...

I just wrote an epic reply that covered all aspects of this bank robbing stuff and when I hit post the ****ing forum said I wasn't logged-in even though I was.
Sorry: Skillful, diligent use of ⌘-A / ⌘-C (especially before hitting "Submit") is an absolute requirement for using these forums.

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Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
That's not true at all. Just because you can legally carry a firearm doesn't mean a business has to allow you bring a gun into their establishment.

And since I did have a firearm on my person, I decided it would probably be in my best interest to remove my "headgear" promptly, stomp the snow off my boots and loudly say "Damn it's cold out there!" with a big smile on my face. I didn't want to waste my valuable time explaining to the nice officers why I walked into a bank with my face covered and carrying a concealed weapon. Just because I have a permit for the gun doesn't mean the situation couldn't have assed-up my whole day.
Most states that allow concealed carry have specific provisions in the law that allow businesses to exclude people who are carrying. Here in Texas this provision is attached to the criminal trespass code. I haven't seen the necessary sign on any banks here, but I see it in a lot of other places, particularly on hospital doors. Other places, such as schools, are prohibited by the concealed carry law itself.

Think, I believe that not doing your little "damn it's cold out there!" performance would have assed-up much more than just one day.

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Jan 7, 2010, 09:42 AM
 
any private property owner can request that no firearms are to be permitted on their property, if they post a sign at the door anybody with a concealed carry permit bust respect that sign or could potentially face legal action (I dont think this has been tried in court yet)

however, this does not stop many CCW permit holders from carrying anyways, if they do it right no one will know if they are carrying or not.

At least this is true in my state (Colorado)

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Jan 7, 2010, 12:09 PM
 
Also, don't run into a bank, or anywhere else, naked. In DC we call it a "suspicious package."

Secret Service Apprehend Naked Jogger Near Ellipse - DCist

The man shed his clothes near 15th and E streets, at the northwest corner of the Ellipse, about 5 p.m. Wednesday, then began running up and down E Street, apparently not dissuaded by the 25-degree windchill factor as the sun set, Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said.

"He wasn't yelling or protesting. Just going for a jog," Wiley said.

Secret Service and D.C. police officers chased the man after he refused to stop.

"He was apprehended, naked though he was," Wiley said.

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