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The Talking ATM Machine
by Gwen Dickerson

Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.
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During the holidays, I was fortunate enough to have 4 teenagers as house guests. Their ages were from 9 thru 14. They were wonderful, energetic little eating machines, and still, after spending a few hundred bucks for food and presents of books, games, etc., I found myself running to the ATM so often that I thought I'd write about what that machine would say if it could talk! I imagined that I could hear it talking to me each time that I visited it. The following is what the machine said:

Visit 1: Have a nice day! Visit 2: More money? Sure! Happy holidays. Visit 3: Hmm, unexpected guests? Visit 4: Ouch! You again? Visit 5: Dang! You've gotta be kidding! Visit 6: Grrrr! You've really got some nerve! Visit 7: Are you sure that you're who you say you are? You've been here 7 times this week already. Visit 8: Warning, warning! How low will you go, lady? Visit 9: Gee dear, I see that you are truly an optimist! Visit 10: Who told you that you had more money in this account? Visit 11: What are you doing with your money? Are you using it for toilet paper? Visit 12: That's it! Here's the balance of your little money! Adios! Good bye! Don't come back unless you're making a deposit! Good luck ... you really need good luck ... and two jobs! Copyright © 2003 by Gwen Dickerson Happy New Year A.D. members!   

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/12/2009
I believe mine would even say O V E R S P E N T this year.......
This is a great one for so many this time of the year and I wish I were lucky enough to have had four teenagers with five grown kids all on their own makes life a bit lonely at times. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Aberjhani 11/18/2005
May I add to "Visit 12" that you are definitely an angel to have indulged four teenagers in this challenging day and age:-) A great poem from a great pen.
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 1/10/2004
My ATM wouldn't last that many visits!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 1/2/2004
..LOL!! That sounds like me!! Thank God hubby can afford it!!!

Well done!!!

Vesna
Enjoy 2004!!!!
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 1/1/2004
great write gwen.
Reviewed by jan nunn (Reader) 1/1/2004
:)) wonderful Gwen lol could just picture it..might make a good movie scene
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 1/1/2004
Very good poem.
Not so sure I agree about your sentiments as to being 'lucky' to have 4 teenagers in your house though LOL
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/31/2003
Delightful and sooo funny!!

if Only i had the money....to do a deposit..HA!!

Happy New year Gwen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/31/2003
ATM and teenagers.......Yup that sounds about right LOL.
Reviewed by jude forese 12/31/2003
lol! well done!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/31/2003
Laughing so it hurts, mine would grab me in, give me a hiding then boot me out, oh boy love this..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/31/2003
Gwen thanks for the laughs! This is a delight and so creative! Happy New Year to you!Brave you 4 teens wow!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/31/2003
I think I've visited that same darn machine. Nasty little bugger.

Happy New Year to you, too!
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/31/2003
Ha Ha a good one to end the old year

George------ Happy New Year



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