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    Only in America

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    Only in America do we have drive up ATM machines with braille keypads!

    Did you ever wonder why that is? I've always pondered that and still no answer. One of my counselors brought it up sometime last week and got me thinking about it all over again. Last time I checked, blind people aren't allowed to DRIVE A CAR. Maybe it's like a plot to get blind people run down by motorists. LOL.




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    Re: Only in America

    Only in America will you have to order a "small" drink in order to get a medium-sized drink.

    ...I swear, ordering a "medium" will always get you a Big Gulp-sized drink in most fast food restaurants nowadays.

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    Re: Only in America

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Only in American that over the counter medication has the warning...
    DO NOT USE IF IMPRINTED SAFETY SEAL UNDER CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING
    (So does this make the product in the container one use only???)
    FAVOURITE THREADS EXPLAIN why, or risk an infraction.
    Rantings of a Grouchy Old Anime Otaku

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    Re: Only in America

    I don't get the first image, Pretty much every ATM has braille on the keypad, not just in the States, and how is that funny? Blind people can use ATMs too you know. And just because its a drive up ATM, doesn't mean that its the driver using it.

    Then you take into consideration that all atm's are mass produced and it saves money to make all keypads the same, rather then making separate ones. Also, Blind people aren't the only ones who use Braille, there are those that have enough vision to be able to drive, but not enough to read written words close up to them, like those with severe farsightedness.

    There's always an explanation, you just have to think out side the box a little bit.

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    Re: Only in America

    Quote Originally Posted by aceman67 View Post
    I don't get the first image, Pretty much every ATM has braille on the keypad, not just in the States, and how is that funny? Blind people can use ATMs too you know. And just because its a drive up ATM, doesn't mean that its the driver using it.

    Then you take into consideration that all atm's are mass produced and it saves money to make all keypads the same, rather then making separate ones. Also, Blind people aren't the only ones who use Braille, there are those that have enough vision to be able to drive, but not enough to read written words close up to them, like those with severe farsightedness.

    There's always an explanation, you just have to think out side the box a little bit.
    True, true. You're right. But, most drive-up ATMs--at least where I live--are one way, so you wouldn't be able to pull up and have the passenger use the ATM through the car window (when speaking of those with no vision) that's why I thought it was funny. Because, a blind person can't drive themselves to the ATM. Severe farsightedness, on the other hand, is a different topic all together. ^_^

    You make a very good point though.


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    Re: Only in America

    No, but someone can, and they can use it from the rear passenger seat.

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    Re: Only in America

    Also, most of the drive-thru ATMs are just regular ATMs in a different spot, they're not specifically made for drive-thru use.

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    Re: Only in America

    Only in America will you come across tons of record labels started by one hit wonder rap "artists" who waste money on good beats for horrible rappers, in an attempt to "put their boys on".


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