Is this the dumbest bank Y2K statement that you've ever seen? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

In the mail today. On the front, a big yellow smiley face, with the caption "Smile, we're Y2K OK!".

But on the back:

"We're used to important date changes since we went through Y1.9K, 100 years ago! Now we're ready for the next important date change on January 1, 2000."

It then goes on to say that systems have been tested, and that all ATMs will be open 24 hours a day, as usual.

Gee, I wonder what kind of computers they used 100 years ago...

Tick... Tock... <:00=

-- Sysman (, December 01, 1999


Haahahahahahaha. That's HILARIOUS. I guess they're trying to reach out to the lowest common 'duh'nominator. I, for one, know for a fact that computers had serious difficulties handling Y1K. All the sundials had to be operated manually. And Count Koskinen ensured that windmills were shut down for 24 hours during rollover. Fortunately, they cold started the mills with little difficulty. Getting the drawbridge to function, however, was another story.......

-- so (, December 01, 1999.

Postal Life, the postal workers magazine, had on it's cover this month "We're Y2K OK................If we don't loose our momentum"

What the he11 is that supposed to mean?

-- MegaMe (, December 01, 1999.

here's my Bank's "official" statement,
(not the one on the pamphlet on the counter, but the one they mail to you that says "Clarification to Existing Deposit Agreements" that you throw away because its all just legal mumbo-jumbo)

14. Computer Systems
We are making a good faith effort to have our computer systems used with respect to personal and non-personal deposit accounts ready for the year 2000.
So long as we act in good faith and exercise ordinary care to have those systems ready for the year 2000, we shall have no liability for any harm suffered by our customers related to the date change to the year 2000, and we shall not be liable for any loss due to delays, errors, or interruptions in service caused by customers or third parties.
In any case and subject to applicable law, we shall have no liablity for any amounts for loss of income, profit or savings, or any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, or punitive damages, whether or not we knew of the likelihood of such damages.

My Bank is the Northern Trust in Chicago.

-- plonk! (, December 01, 1999.

Time to get another bank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Simon (, December 01, 1999.

Screw the Banks I have started my own: HomeSavings

-- inverysafeplace (, December 01, 1999.

Thanks Simon and inverysafeplace. The above was included with my checking account statement, that I still use to pay day-to-day bills. Most of my "cash" is already in a very safe place. I do have one CD that is due in March 2001. The way I figure it, if we haven't "recovered" by then, it won't matter much any way. <:)=

-- Sysman (, December 01, 1999.

Has this been submitted to duh2000 yet? I bet they get flooded with candidates this month.

-- Steve (, December 01, 1999.

Good idea Steve. Maybe I'll wonder over there later. But I agree, there will be a flood this month. The question is, when will it be dry again... <:)=

-- Sysman (, December 01, 1999.

Y1.9K? LOL. The only thing they had to do was tack up a note above their desk that said "1900". (Like I have to do each year to remind myself when writing a date to change my year writing habit to the current year.)

And, at least back then, the bookkeepers, tellers, and other monetary record-keepers knew how to add a column of figures by hand.

-- A (, December 02, 1999.

That one rates more than a smiley face.




-- Diane J. Squire (, December 02, 1999.

Bank of Colin guarantees to pay me 100% of my lodged funds on request. It further guarantees that the old sock under the squeaky floorboard behind the kitchen stove is 100% Y2K compliant. ;)

-- Colin MacDonald (, December 02, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

Postal Life, the postal workers magazine, had on it's cover this month "We're Y2K OK................If we don't loose our momentum"

It means the programmers for the postal service must work as hard in December as they did in November... that is working 16 hours a day all month, without taking off any time for the kids' Christmas play at school, or gift buying, putting up a tree or assembling any bicycles. No hours off on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or New Years Eve. And nobody gets sick from having worked too much in November either!

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), December 02, 1999.

Anyone considering leaving a cent in the banks after mid-December should read these links on GN's site. The bottom one is the most important article.

my site: (no banking link there yet)

-- MinnesotaSmith (, December 03, 1999.

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