Local Bank Manager has a Slip of the Tongue, Spills the Beans???Submitted by greatscott on Sun, 11/28/2010 - 22:14
(Video link posted at the bottom of the page)
I was taking my friend to a Citizens Bank credit union to cash a check, and an interesting piece of information slipped out from the Bank Gestapo's mouth, recorded on my video camera. My friend was told he had to have his finger imprint on to the check for them to cash it. He doesn't have an account there, but the check was written on a Citizens Bank check. We were both standing there in surprise and shock. So my friend decided he wanted it recorded on camera. (We were returning from the National Opt Out Day in Milwaukee). The teller asked for an ID, which he obliged and gave her his DL.
I went to get my camera, and my friend recorded his name, the date, the bank etc. and the purpose of the video. About that time, the Bank Gestapo (manager) came to the counter in a hurry telling my friend he could not use the camera in the bank. Mark asked the manager why this was not posted on a sign in the front door or window. The Gestapo became more upset, her face turned red and she again asked Mark to turn the camera off. Then she swiped my friend's driver's license from the teller and when my friend asked her if she had the authority to confiscate his DL, she said absolutely. Realizing the camera was running, and she had over reacted, she quickly put the DL back on the counter in front of him. My friend asked why do I have to turn the camera off? Is this place of business any different than a department store? By now, the manager's face is blushing red and she raises her voice and say's If you don't turn the camera off I am going to call the police (Oshkosh).
Then the lady says in a raised voice "It is against the law to have a recording device on Federal Property" !!! My friend and I just about pooped in our pants! We are in shock. In after thought, I should have asked her to explain what she meant by "Federal Property". I think she said this twice. We have this on video, but the video recorder is facing towards the ceiling as we set it down on the counter, but the audio is clear.
So, because I am inclined to immediately believe this was a slip of the tongue and she was not supposed to tell anyone, I immediately began thinking about how the Dept of Homeland Security has already taken control of this supposed Credit Union and the entire banking system. Otherwise, why did she call it Federal Property? I am assuming since this is a Credit Union and we know the banking system is held together by bailing wire and duct tape, the entire system is weeks away from imploding (or sooner).
Does anybody believe I am jumping to conclusions to quickly or is my thought process on target??? I am going to have a friend write me a check from a credit union and I am going to cash it and record the finger printing it on video and see if the Bank manager turns into a raging lunatic and starts threatening us. I believe the entire banking system is ready to go Kaput along with the dollar! Opinions please.
Video here> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxLExyBjpvY