Code orange at the bank today
I went code orange at the bank today. I was standing in the Q and another customer at the counter became VERY irate. He was asking for a "Million Dollar Check" and kept saying he needed to catch a flight. He also said "Hurry up my time is worth more than yours!". That alone just made me laugh, but this guy was serious. What raised my awareness level was he left the counter to walk around through the cubicle area, and then, walked outside to his car and came back in.....He might have needed a second form of ID or something I don't know. Nobody else seemed to care. The term "O #%*&" crossed my mind and I wasn't going to turn my back to him. Lots of yelling and the employees ended up asking him to leave. The old man in front of me told him to have a nice day as he left. After that it was business as usual.
What I learned, itís hard to observe everything going on without drawing attention to yourself. I was not going to let this guy out of my site and I did not want to draw his attention to me, an innocent bystander. That's not as easy as it sounds. I improvised by pretending to mess with my phone when I turned around to a unnatural direction to square up with him.