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#83402 - 05/29/03 04:27 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
Richard Insley Offline
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Punch cards, readers and lots of big boxes were required to perform small tasks in 1968, but it was rocket science and we marvelled. Today Dick Tracy would be stunned to discover that the wrist radio/TV has become a wrist PDA capable of more operations per second than the combined computing power of a large city in '68.
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#83403 - 05/29/03 04:30 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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.. and we STILL don't have wristwatches with built -in APR calculators. How about a "Personal Regulatory Assistant?"

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#83404 - 05/29/03 04:32 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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How about this - when I startedat the bank, we documented our installment loans on these little Eastern Pacific machines. They were so cool - like a printer and pull out keypad all in one. You had to type in all the info on a keypad that had buttons as small as can be, and you had to hunt and peck with squinty eyes. I LOVED that machine!

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#83405 - 05/29/03 04:46 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I was just finishing up 2nd grade in Hurst, Texas and looking forward to spending the summer swimming at the local pool!
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#83406 - 05/29/03 04:46 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I feel like a baby. My parents graduated from highschool in the 60's.
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#83407 - 05/29/03 04:48 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I had just turned 10 and was living right up the road from MagicBanker in Pensacola, FL. Had no clue what TILA was and could have cared less. Compliance? This was not in the game plan. I was gonna save the world - hadn't figured out how yet, but that was definitely on my agenda.
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#83408 - 05/29/03 04:52 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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#83409 - 05/29/03 04:54 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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The loan officer refused to consider my entire income and asked me about my birth control practices, how many children I planned to have, if I planned to continue working after they were born and if so, what kind of child-care arrangements I would make!



I can recall being asked SIMILAR questions in 1982!!! I was single at the time, and the loan officer asked how I would pay the loan if I got pregnant and quit working.
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#83410 - 05/29/03 04:58 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Compliance? This was not in the game plan. I was gonna save the world - hadn't figured out how yet, but that was definitely on my agenda.



According to this story, compliance has already saved the world!

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#83411 - 05/29/03 05:09 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I was just finishing up 2nd grade ...



Me too! I was 2 days away from being 8. (Saturday I'll be 44.) Back then I was planning on being a teacher because my mom was one. I'm sure glad I chose banking - I help out over noon hours at my sons school once a month and know I could never have made it as a teacher even with having the summer off.

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#83412 - 05/29/03 05:12 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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The good old days of running accruals on the 25th of the month on the big old NCR machines. Counting as you transfered totals from the accrual sheets to the calculator and hoping you came up with sufficient days. Oh, and then having the cashier tell you that you passed the gl tickets the wrong way! Oh the memories.

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#83413 - 05/29/03 05:21 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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My parents havn't even met yet. Not to mention my dad was in the middle of Vietnam at the time.
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#83414 - 05/29/03 05:25 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I think I may actually be older than Spec Opps. Yea! I'm not the baby.
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#83415 - 05/29/03 05:29 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Did you catch the interview with Matt Lauer this morning? Man do I feel old!
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#83416 - 05/29/03 05:33 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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You and Spec. Opps. are the persons bankers will be looking to increasingly as older folk like Richard and I hang up our spikes and leave compliance for the blessings of retirement. We (Richard and I) have grown up as compliance has come of age. For your sakes, I hope the pace of change gets no more frenetic!

By the way, I'm not ready for the rocking chair quite yet!
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#83417 - 05/29/03 05:35 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I missed the interview with Matt, I left for work early this morning.
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#83418 - 05/29/03 05:49 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Yes, John, we've interned, labored and presided over the era of consumer protection during a very busy time in banking. It will soon be time to turn our national attention to making retired life comfortable for boomers so we can retire in style!
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#83419 - 05/29/03 05:55 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Did you catch the interview with Matt Lauer this morning? Man do I feel old!




If your talking about the Led Zepplin interview, I saw it. Led Zepplin is an amazing band. I hate to say it, but I doubt that any band of todays era will have music like Led Zepplin's that will last forever.

Oh, and just because I wasn't alive in the 60's doesn't mean that I didn't experience them in some way!
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#83420 - 05/29/03 06:16 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I was a curley headed five year old, just auditioning for an Ivory Soap advertisement. I could have cared less about TIL...well unless they'd use my cute little face to advertise it (and I'm thinking 5 would be a bit young to point out the age descrimination side of the deal).

If I'd have thought I was going to be a banker I'd have probably drowned myself in the swamp in the back 40 of the farm....wait, I tried that several times...(always had to be rescued from getting stuck in the mud while wandering around chasing bull frogs).

Gad I was a monster! (I also hung baby gardner snakes from the cloths line under the drying cloths to scare my mommy...) She said the whole basket crawled....::shuddering:: Geeze what was I thinking!
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#83421 - 05/29/03 06:17 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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So Dawnie, did you get the ad?

I too was not yet even a thought in the minds of my parents.
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#83422 - 05/29/03 06:28 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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#83423 - 05/29/03 06:30 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Well, I wasn't even born yet. But that's okay, it looks like a timeless reg like TIL was courteous enough to hang around just to give me h*&!.
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#83424 - 05/29/03 06:47 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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I did get the add, and mom kept the check, so I guess she got her revenge

She told me later in life that the basket with the snakes still occasionally gives her nightmares. We thought it was pretty funny watching her drop the cloths into the basket...then start screaming when she noticed the squirming...I can still picture it and giggle.
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#83425 - 05/29/03 07:19 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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:) I did get the add, and mom kept the check, so I guess she got her revenge

She told me later in life that the basket with the snakes still occasionally gives her nightmares. We thought it was pretty funny watching her drop the cloths into the basket...then start screaming when she noticed the squirming...I can still picture it and giggle.




It's gotta be the red hair. My Mom used to tell me not to do something, and I would go ahead and do it anyway - had a sore bottom a lot of the time. She thought she would see her revenge when I had kids. Fortunately, I have angels for kids, compared to what I was.
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#83426 - 05/29/03 07:50 PM Re: Celebrating a 35th birthday!
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Here's Matt Lauer's LZ interview from this morning's TODAY show - both the free video and transcript.
http://www.msnbc.com/news/919436.asp
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