Friday, January 4, 2013
Bank robbery today, I was there yesterday
Hatboro police offiers and the FBI have found the stolen vehicle that this 50-ish white male used to rob the Hatboro, PA Branch of TD Bank, a subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank, founded in Portland ME in 1852.
I was there only yesterday, Friday, to deposit two $20 bills in Canadian currency, donated by Warren's parents at our Musical Fundraiser in Brooklyn.
I got to know just about everyone in the bank in the 40 minutes it took to get American dollars. After the first 40 minutes, I said, I'm gonna run some errands, I'll be back.
Went out to my car, started driving and noticed a PARKING TICKET on the windshield. Great! I'm gonna spend all the donation money on a parking ticket.
So I drove straight to the Hatboro Police Department, where I've never been before, and paid $10 cash. Not too bad.
Then I returned to the bank and got $28.22 in American money for the Canadian currency.
I met Stephanie MacFarland, the new branch manager, a very attractive blond woman, who's been there only 6 months. Very kind and helpful.
I dealt with the teller Lisa, also very nice. They were very apologetic about the delay. I wonder if she was the one who was held up.
I told Stephanie what a lovely bank it was. She said Thank you, taking pride in it. Formerly, a Commerce Bank, all in red, was there. TD is done up in Green.
"America's most convenient bank" they dub themselves. Perhaps that's why he went there.
Take a look at the pretty carpet. Instead of having those cumbersome stand-in-line ribbons, TD has woven it right on the carpet.
In fact it says:
Customers stand here
Bank robbers stand here
One new fellow in the offices has only been there a couple of days. I wished him good luck.
I was there so long that I thought my blood sugar might go low.
I helped myself to a green lollipop, eschewing the purple one. It's in my pocketbook now at the ready.
Ada reminded me one of my fav TV shows - Blue Bloods is on Channel 3 tonite.
I biked while watching the first 7 minutes.
Guess what? It's about a sniper on the BQ-E, the same Brooklyn Queens Expressway Donna and I were on to and from the Brooklyn Musical Fundraiser.
I never would've heard of it.
Okay.... TV time. Can't wait.