A moment of panic

| October 13, 2008

I was out running various errands today, which included stopping by my bank to deposit a few checks. The branch building looked deserted when I pulled into the parking lot, and as I went to go in the first set of doors, I saw a piece of paper taped to the inside of the 2nd set of doors that said, simply, “CLOSED”.

Hmm. I know that the branch has had some rennovations going on, and I thought it might be tied to that, so in my rounds I drove a few miles over to the next nearest branch of the same bank — and noted as I pulled around into the parking lot that it also appeared to be largely deserted. And, yes, as I parked I could see that there was another “CLOSED” sign taped up to the inside doors, but there was a lot more printing on it, so I got out to look closer, with some trepedation.

Oh. Columbus Day.

Being self-employed, I tend to lose track of minor holidays. (Frankly, I tend to lose track of the current date and the day of the week as well.) But it’s a relief to know that my bank hasn’t suddenly succumbed to the current financial craziness.  ..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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