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I received this e-mail the other day (from a non-27-believer...). Notice that there are 27 steps listed.

A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads:

Please note that this Bank is installing new drive-through ATM machines, enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles.!!

Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts.

After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the appropriate steps for your gender."!!

1. Drive up to the cash machine.
2. Put down your car window.
3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.
4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.
5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.
6. Put window up.
7. Drive off.


1. Drive up to cash machine.
2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.
3. Set parking brake, put the window down.
4. Find handbag, remove all contents onto passenger seat to locate card.
5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up.
6. Attempt to insert card into machine.
7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.
8. Insert card.
9. Re-insert card the right way.
10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.
11. Enter PIN.
12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.
13. Enter amount of cash required.
14. Check makeup in rear view mirror.
15. Retrieve cash and receipt.
16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside.
17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt in back of checkbook.
18. Re-check makeup.
19. Drive forward 2 feet.
20. Reverse back to cash machine.
21. Retrieve card.
22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided!
23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you.
24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.
25. Redial person on cell phone.
26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.
27. Release Parking Brake


  1. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Mr. Harmless posted this at 2:27 pm! I must wonder if he deliberately waited to post this until the perfect moment.

  2. Hahahah that is hillarious and it just makes it that much better that the 27th one is the best.

    So im about to leave you this comment and i peeked at a 27 and i figured i would take a screenshot to post with my comment and well when i went to crop the screen shot and then resize it the width came out to be 827 haha.. I love 27

    Here's the screenshot

  3. Thats awesome!

    But I am totally unsurprised.