Queuing etiquette at the bank
You’re at the bank and join the back of the queue like any decent (and normal) British citizen, when the person in front starts to use the high desk to write out a paying in slip.
Do you A) slip by them – after all, they’ve dropped out of the queuing system at this point.
Or B) stay behind them because all they’re doing is writing a note, their place in the queue is unaffected.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Depends on the bank. In the one I used to work for, filling in a payin slip before you get to the counter was helpful, most people didn’t do it. So by stepping out of the queue to do it, he speeds it up for everyone else even if he rejoins it, and nobody’s inconvenienced.
Like any other sort of etiquette thing, just bust it out of the individual case and look at it over a longer term- queue moves faster if people are doing this, queue moves slower if people decide not to leave the queue because they’ll lose their place. The best solution for everyone in the queue, over time, is the option that flows the best not the option that saves you time once.
Exception is if he’s out of the queue when a teller becomes available.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Nat west seem to have to many staff just standing around, and telling customers to use some machine in the corner to pay money in and take it out, last week 1 cashier, and 10 queuing and 2 people trying to persuade and fail to get people to use a machine.
DOnt they realise some of us love to hear the woman in front telling the cashier about her holiday, husbands latest operation, or other such trivia.
Also always best to stand in line leaving a 4 foot space betwen you and the person in front, then after waiting for ten minutes aproach the cashier with the speed of a half dead sloth,slowly open your wallet /handbag and retrieve the various bills and paying in slips, and slowly fill them in,if you have numerous bags of uncounted cash to pay bills with that also helps get the crowd behind sigh in sympathy.
Finally just when the next person is poised like a whippet on heat to bound accross the gap to the cashier, you ask for a large statement,to which the cahier responds could you insert your card in the machine please and type in your pin number.
More subdued titering as the person chants their pin number loudly in to the machine.
Picks up large statement and looks at all those figures tyrped upon it in disbelief at the money they have saved /spent that week, sighs loudly and usually says i thought i had more than that.
Finally the person is on their way out.Posted 4 years ago
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