I don't know if anyone else has an issue with this as much as I do, but going to the banking hall to withdraw money is something I find very reluctant, if not lazy to do. Because of this, I hold the view that the ATM ("Automated Teller Machine") system is one of the best things that has happened to the banking sector in my country (everybody de talk from angle where tins take de better for am.lol), and all I do when I have my ATM card, whenever am short of cash, is to branch to the nearest ATM and bingo! And I'm good to go.
My ATM card expired sometime last year and I made a request for a new one, but didn't get to pick it up until a few weeks ago, when I had some days off to write my exams. This also helped me to save, because like I stated earlier, my laziness would not allow me go into a banking hall, and as a customer service person, I know and have experienced firsthand that some customers tend to be very generous with insults sometimes (though I must confess, that some of us do deserve those insults sometimes... na my mind i dey talk o!lol). So I'd also rather not walk into any banking hall, in order to reduce the amount of mouths wag at my comrades in career.lol
Now that I have my ATM card with me again, I need to let you into another challenge... The urge to go and pick money at the slightest nudge and sometimes for the most insignificant reasons has come back... With full force and vim (it's not funny at all!)... as if I am being controlled by some demons... ATM DEMONS! And when they possess me, self control and discipline, plus contentment fly out of the window, Fiaaa! So in fighting back and dealing with the demons, sometimes what I do (okay, I must confess... what I am learning to do now) is to leave my card at home on purpose when I am going out, or even completely pretend I don't have a bank account, let alone owning an ATM card; that way, I wont get tempted... On how well it has worked so far (even as at today)... well I must leave that for another day... Don't give up on me yet though, 'cause I intend to win this fight! Once I believe I can.lolol. No be small tin o!
Do you sometimes face this kinda problems with your ATM cards too? If you do, please come out clean o! And share your pain so that people like me can be consoled with knowing that we are not that peculiar (as in not being in this situation alone). If you have faced it before and have overcome, please share your moments with us and how you got over it; so that I too can learn from your successes. For me, I am starting with the Scriptures. I know there must be something in there which addresses this matter... And when I find it, you guys will be the first to know.
Peace... I'm out!
Peace... I'm out!