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Banking In The Good Old Days

The safe deposit clerk, who had been with the bank for 45 years, was a little disturbed by the new rules.

When she was advised that there were now written rules for safe deposit box entry and that they were being enforced, she had to notify some of her customers of a big change. The big change was that she was going to have to get rid of the board in the vault with nails on it which held customers' keys!

Seems a lot of customers preferred to leave their keys on the board and pick them up when they got to the vault to get into their safe deposit boxes. They'd get them off the board (where they were marked with their name) when they wanted to go into their box, and hang them up there again before they left! Editor's note: The fun part about traveling throughout the United States giving seminars and speeches to bankers is hearing stories like this. As we hear them, we'll share them.

Copyright © 1992 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 3, No. 2, 5/92

First published on 05/01/1992

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