Gosh, better post something lest everyone will think I have died of an infected wound from my fall. T'was a busy weekend.
Due to me not thinking ahead well enough recently, I had to use a foreign auto teller. I don't seem to have been charged the extra fee oddly, but no mind. I think it was a National Bank machine. I use ANZ. I wanted $80 and entered as I usually do 8000. This is stupid and annoying, but that is what you enter to indicate $80. The last two zeros are the cents.
I can use auto tellers without my glasses on. They are fairly instinctive and the writing is usually just visible enough for me to get the gist. The fine detail is lost though.
There was something about the shape of what should have been $80.00 that looked wrong. Out with the glasses and it said $8000. Ew la, la. That would have bounced big time. I think that is a better idea, but regardless, it is ridiculous to have such differences.
Speaking of consistency and shapes, a brick bat to tram drivers who like to add zeros to the front of route numbers. Again, I use the shape of the number as a tram approaches. If it is a single digit, it may well be a tram I want, or I can eliminate it and continue reading. A pox on 0006. I want 6.
And while on trams, why do some drivers show unusual destinations? Normally all the Combino route 16 trams show Kew via St Kilda Beach, but then one will come along showing St Kilda Beach, then sometimes they will show Luna Park or some just Kew Cotham Rd. There should be firm policies on correct destinations and zeros in route numbers. Kew via St Kilda Beach is clearly the most useful one to show, as most drivers show.