5/11/12 - Pinch Point


Just when you think you've seen it all, you realize you haven't.

Last week I ran through the drive in lane at the bank to cash a check so I had pocket money.  I went to the lane with the little tube that sends your deposit slip or check to the teller from 3 lanes over.

When I sent it and was waiting for it to come back, I noticed a sign on the tube itself.  That's where I discovered the concept of the pinch point. Apparently injuries in the past have caused Wells Fargo to put warnings out to people about getting their fingers mushed by the device that sends the tube along.  (Not sure what you call that.) 

The finger pinching has created something incredible.  It's the Pinch Point

You can see the warning sticker in the photo above, (if you come to the Life is Good sticker, you've gone too far), but just in case you need to know what it says, here it is: 

Caution:  Pinch Point.  Keep hands and fingers clear.

That's the story of love and life and all things in between, all contained in one perfect little sticker.  Considering crossing the street?  Caution.  Thinking about cutting corners at work and not giving your all?  Pinch Point.  Need to know what happens when you get greedy?  Keep hands and fingers clear. 

The kicker is in the photo above, you get two buttons to help make things right.  You've got the red Call button.  That's the one you use when you need some help.  And you've got the green Send button.  That's the one you use when all is well, when things are cool.

Morals of the story: 

  • Pay attention
  • Being careless can hurt
  • Be kind to others
  • Don't steal
  • Watch your hands.  

Life may not have all these tools, but the drive-through lane at the bank does, and that has made all the difference.

Posted by Jack Williams at 15:03


    Matt Cheek said...
    Jack, I think this is a great post. Sometimes we learn in the stranges places. Great job of thinking and analyzing the situation. Matt
    May 11, 2012 15:05

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