Monday, February 05, 2007

Observations on banking

I went to HSBC Bank at the Scott Arms earlier, to withdraw some dough. I have 3 observations:

1. The "starting your own business" leaflet had a cool looking dude with 2 tattoos, wearing a t-shirt and jeans and no shoes, sitting on a stool.

2. The in house radio station was playing Sympathy for the Devil.

3. There were cardboard cut outs with pictures of a. two pandas hugging; b. a baby polar bear; c. a cute tiger cub. It wasn't immediately clear why, although eventually I did see a little display of bookmarks about how sustainable HSBC were.

Banks are weird.