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(LBC 97.3)   Not news: Bank insists on thumbprint from man in order to cash check. Fark: Man has no arms   (wtsp.com) divider line 166
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2009-08-31 07:03:09 PM
Got to love it when people can't, won't, or are too stupid to take the initiative to think outside the box and think of other accommodations, like in this case.

Kind of reminds me of zero tolerance policies.
 
2009-08-31 07:14:58 PM
peachy92: Got to love it when people can't, won't, or are too stupid to take the initiative to think outside the box and think of other accommodations, like in this case.

Kind of reminds me of zero tolerance policies.


Seriously. If they absolutely insist on a print, can't the guy use a toe? I mean, they keep footprints of babies in hospitals.

Though I'm not sure just why on earth they need a print to start with, if they have two forms of ID already.
 
2009-08-31 07:16:26 PM
Don't toes have the same uniqueness here? I remember babies being "footprinted" or some such years ago after being born.

/It's probably a retina scan now.
 
2009-08-31 07:17:47 PM
Dammit, itazurakko. That's twice for me today.
 
2009-08-31 07:30:47 PM
I dare anyone to find a better example of why we need the Florida tag.
 
2009-08-31 07:45:57 PM
He should insist upon giving a mushroom print on the branch manager's forehead. That'll learn'em.
 
2009-08-31 08:02:03 PM
Round of applause for that bank... oh
 
2009-08-31 08:09:41 PM
How about a stump print?
 
2009-08-31 08:35:43 PM
Well, the guy's obviously no push-over.
 
2009-08-31 08:43:48 PM
TFA: But the ADA says businesses must comply with basic nondiscrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment.

Seems to me like he was being subject to equal treatment by being asked for a thumb print. These ADA people need to make up their minds on what they want.
 
2009-08-31 08:53:30 PM
Not news: Bank insists on thumbprint from man in order to cash check.

Actually that is news to me, I've never seen nor heard of this before. Those damn Floridians are way ahead of us again!
 
2009-08-31 08:53:42 PM
Couldn't they just make a note 'This guy has no arms!' Then if anybody with arms trys to withdraw his money, they'd realize it's not him?
 
2009-08-31 08:54:45 PM
Wait, should they not have done that?
 
2009-08-31 08:56:00 PM
Sometimes, it should be okay to kick someone in the teeth. This is one of those times..
 
2009-08-31 08:56:14 PM

Not news: Bank insists on thumbprint from man in order to cash check. Fark: Man has no arms


I guess they missed the "hold armless and indemnify" clause in the agreement.
 
2009-08-31 08:56:17 PM
Wrong_Intentions: Not news: Bank insists on thumbprint from man in order to cash check.

Actually that is news to me, I've never seen nor heard of this before. Those damn Floridians are way ahead of us again!


It's not unique to Florida, although the part about wanting a thumb print from a guy with no arms may be.
 
2009-08-31 08:56:55 PM
Wrong_Intentions: Not news: Bank insists on thumbprint from man in order to cash check.

Actually that is news to me, I've never seen nor heard of this before. Those damn Floridians are way ahead of us again!



They do it to me if you are not a member of that bank and just trying to cash a check of theirs. I still think it's a stupid policy though.
 
2009-08-31 08:57:00 PM
Q: What do you call a man with no arms in a bank?

A: Bill
 
2009-08-31 08:57:10 PM
Worst case of discrimination I've heard about all day. Hands down.
 
2009-08-31 08:57:16 PM
Hang in there buddy...

oh... nevermind.
 
2009-08-31 08:57:52 PM
Ponzholio: Couldn't they just make a note 'This guy has no arms!' Then if anybody with arms trys to withdraw his money, they'd realize it's not him?

Well, obviously someone could disguise themself as him and...
 
2009-08-31 08:59:03 PM
Was his name Curt N. Rod?
 
2009-08-31 08:59:18 PM
Footprints are as good as fingerprints. The bank should just toe the line and get on with it.
 
2009-08-31 08:59:41 PM
What, exactly, do his fake arms do? do they just hang there in that fake-flesh-tone latex coverings so he can go 'see, i dont look that much of a freak!' or are they actually functional in some way?

If he has no arms... how does he put them on?

so...many...questions..
 
2009-08-31 09:00:23 PM
peachy92: Got to love it when people can't, won't, or are too stupid to take the initiative to think outside the box and think of other accommodations, like in this case.

Kind of reminds me of zero tolerance policies.


It's Bank of America; I'm not surprised.
 
2009-08-31 09:00:33 PM
I think a cockprint is in order.
 
2009-08-31 09:00:35 PM
I'd let them have his thumbprint... if they can find his thumb.
 
2009-08-31 09:01:31 PM
Wells Fargo also does it.
 
2009-08-31 09:02:01 PM
Barb the no armed woman has big boobs.... i wonder if tis part of having no arms...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK2LIFj7St0&feature=related (new window)
 
2009-08-31 09:02:06 PM
I'm siding with the bank on this one. They have no way of knowing if the guy is a scammer or not. Wouldn't be the first time somebody used a disability to lie, cheat and steal.
 
2009-08-31 09:02:06 PM
peachy92: Got to love it when people can't, won't, or are too stupid to take the initiative to think outside the box and think of other accommodations, like in this case.

Most people working customer service in a bank are not making enough money to "take initiative" or "think outside the box" including the "manager".

+

Not blindly complying with or enforcing company policy can get me fired.

=

This article.
 
2009-08-31 09:02:42 PM
Not to make light of his situation, but if it were me, I'd like to think I would be more humorous about it.

"Well, sweetie, I only got one thumb left, but if you'll help me with this zipper, you can have all the prints of it you like. How big is your ink stamp anyway?"
 
2009-08-31 09:03:07 PM
stump print!
 
2009-08-31 09:03:17 PM
the-meter-man: Q: What do you call a man with no arms in a bank?

A: Bill


Yes! Totally appropriate joke. Thank you.
 
2009-08-31 09:03:56 PM
He probably has a hard time hitchhiking.
 
2009-08-31 09:04:00 PM

stiletto_the_wise


Most people working customer service in a bank are not making enough money to "take initiative" or "think outside the box" including the "manager".

+

Not blindly complying with or enforcing company policy can get me fired.

=

This article.


Or - to sum up - "jobsworth".
 
2009-08-31 09:04:15 PM
itazurakko: Though I'm not sure just why on earth they need a print to start with, if they have two forms of ID already.

It's not for the bank - it's for the federal authorities. The bank doesn't actually use the fingerprint at all. In case the check is fraudulent, the bank dutifully sends the fingerprint to whatever law enforcement agency requests it, ostensibly as part of investigating the fraud.
 
2009-08-31 09:04:35 PM
The more to the story: "Steve Valdez says he was shocked when he was told he had to put his thumbprint on a check written on his wife's Bank of America check. Valdez says the check was written to him with the same address he has on his driver's license. Although he had two forms of identification both with pictures, the bank still required Valdez to give a thumbprint before it would cash the check.

...

When Valdez told the manager giving a thumbprint would be impossible, she suggested he either bring in his wife or open an account. Valdez says that's not the way the bank would treat someone without prosthetic arms, and he refused."


Dude is wrong. Bank of America is one of the banks which make it difficult to cash checks drawn on themselves. Which is only funny because they're also one of the banks which have been most illegal alien friendly. But Bank of America does indeed do that to everyone...... if you don't have an account.

He should have just taken the check to his own bank. Or had a joint account with his wife from the get go, though I understand why couples dont.

He's banked with Bank of America forever, I assume, since it's his wife's account (and I won't go into the wtfs of that). I wonder what's happened all the other times he's tried to cash a check on his wife's sole account?
 
2009-08-31 09:04:41 PM
Suppose he had no fingers OR toes? Then what?
 
2009-08-31 09:04:46 PM
I had a workmate that had knee implants, and had visible scars over his knees from them.

He told me that the Thugs Standing Around still insisted he remove them because it was setting the metal detector off.
 
2009-08-31 09:05:11 PM
SilentStrider I dare anyone to find a better example of why we need the Florida tag.

Oh, puhleease. Are you new to Fark? To America? This doesn't even touch on the crackpotness of Florida. In our defence, the bank manager is probably another immigrant from New York, though. Most of our idiots come from the North East.
 
2009-08-31 09:05:24 PM
In the early 90's there was a little Target-like chain in PA that would ask for two forms of ID and a thumbprint for every check used in payment. I didn't shop there on principle, stupid farks. Everyone else? A driver's license was the only ID needed.
 
2009-08-31 09:05:46 PM
stiletto_the_wise: peachy92: Got to love it when people can't, won't, or are too stupid to take the initiative to think outside the box and think of other accommodations, like in this case.

Most people working customer service in a bank are not making enough money to "take initiative" or "think outside the box" including the "manager".

+

Not blindly complying with or enforcing company policy can get me fired.

=

This article.



Thank you, Stilletto. You are indeed wise.
 
2009-08-31 09:06:09 PM
BlorfMaster: Barb the no armed woman has big boobs.... i wonder if tis part of having no arms...

So she makes food with her feet?

/ummm no thanks.
 
2009-08-31 09:06:19 PM
At my weekend job the timeclock requires a read of your index finger. When they set you up they do both index fingers - in case some day later one of them is injured and wrapped.
Everyone there has arms, far as I know, but some of them don't have brains.
 
2009-08-31 09:07:49 PM
just put a black smudge on the check, it will match your "fingerprint" exactly
 
2009-08-31 09:09:52 PM
Oh for heaven's sake.
 
2009-08-31 09:10:33 PM
 
2009-08-31 09:10:52 PM
Now this is funny.
 
2009-08-31 09:11:27 PM
Rubber Biscuit: In the early 90's there was a little Target-like chain in PA that would ask for two forms of ID and a thumbprint for every check used in payment. I didn't shop there on principle, stupid farks. Everyone else? A driver's license was the only ID needed.

When I worked retail there'd be a couple folk who insisted on NOT providing driver's licenses when paying with a check. What do you do then? our manager overrode the license requirement in that case and we had to put '9s' in for what the driver's license number was .. but I was like, why are we requiring this of anybody if just saying 'no' will allow someone not to do it? I don't know much about that kind of stuff. Anybody who was ever a manager or a banker know why?
 
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