Memo: remember to lock the bank

In February 2008, a news story from the UK caught my eye. A 5 year-old boy had wandered into a branch of HSBC that had been left essentially open overnight due to what the bank subsequently described as a malfunction with the door catch.

Now there’s another story out of the UK that also involves a bank left open overnight. This time, it’s the Low Fell Barclays branch, and the bank said the problem was due to unnamed contractors failing to lock the door as they left.

In somewhat typical British understatement, a spokesman for Barclays said, “We will be reviewing the circumstances with the third party contractor, whose standards appear to have fallen short on this occasion.”

Ya think?

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