Cokie Roberts and $60 from the ATM?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I saw a quick cut on This Week with Cokie Roberts and Sam Donaldson. She had mentioned something about trying to get money from an ATM and only being able to get $60. Did anyone see this and get more info on it? I didn't get to see if: 1) It was a joke, 2) the ATM was out of money, 3) she was over her daily limit for the ATM's, 4) she was out of money, or 5) there was a change so $60 was a limit for the day. Unfortunately, I had to take off for most of the day so didn't see it finish. Thanks.
-- James Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1999
Well, my impression was that the limit on the ATM was $60.00, although she gave no further explanation.
It money for a new hair piece for Sam Donaldson, so she had money left over anyways.
-- FRODO (FRODO@MIDDLEEARTH.com), December 26, 1999.
Yeah, I saw it and she was not kidding. She was angry about it. She felt something wa svery wrong because she needed the money for Xmas shopping. All the heads on that show were very outspoken about the seriousness of the Y2K problem.
-- Me (I@sawit.com), December 26, 1999.
Frodo is lying. She gave no such impression. Frodo you are scum. Guess frodo is a frightened little child.
-- me (I@sawit.com), December 26, 1999.
I saw the whole pathetic excuse for news reporting. The whole gist is that the .mil, .gov, and .faa are okay. Terrorism is the real threat but now that we think about it don't worry about that either. The throw-away line about the ATM limit was that this was annoying of Christmas weekend. Cokie actually showed how Up to Speed she is by telling us that 'she just found out that the problems might last after the date change.' Shock!!!! You mean the beautiful people might be "Inconvenienced" by y2k. The wheels are about to go flying off the perfect world and these people are talking about inconvenience.
Pathetic, pathetic, and o so sad.
-- Squid (ItsDarker@down.here), December 26, 1999.
Maybe Cokie's broke...pass the hat and save Cokie...
-- Uncle Bob (UNCLB0B@AOL.COM), December 26, 1999.
Pass the hat and save me! :)
-- (...@.......), December 26, 1999.