GUN What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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  1. Kozzy McKoz

    Kozzy McKoz OT Supporter

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    THR is full of some really paranoid people. I've gotten some good deals and found some good info on there though.
     
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    while i would agree ATM's can be unsafe, i still use them, even at night.

    some people with guns are a bit too paranoid :o
     
  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    We prefer to say "prepared". :big grin:


    I think a blanket swearing off of all ATMs is a little much, at least in my area. Yes, there are some places it would not be safe to use the ATM, at least not without a #2 watching your back. But there are other places where people will chase you down to return the cash you dropped.

    It comes down to knowing the risks and weighing them against the known threats and probability of potential threats in your area. I'm not going to surround my house with mines and claymores and give the Peapod guy a verbal challenge code for every food delivery.
     
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    I'm guilty of using ATMs at night, in bad neighborhoods myself on occasion.

    But I can also see where they are coming from. I don't know that I'd apply it to my life, or even stop using ATMs all together, but avoiding a bad situation isn't really a paranoid/bad thing, it's just removing a possibility of danger from your life. :dunno:
     
  6. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    I wouldn't use them either, because I get mugged with fees from the fucking bank :mad:

    I just use the card or keep enough cash out for what I need. If I don't have cash, I don't buy it.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I use ATMs rather freely during the day. But at night I do change my patterns a bit, I'll use the one on campus in the union or I will go to one of the banks that has the small 24/7 inside ATM center, with only one door, its much safer feeling since you hear anyone coming.
     
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    ATMs are a huge target - I'm always careful when I use them too. I still use them though, even at night.
     

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