Wannabe US bank robber fails intelligibility test
Teller can't understand demands for cash
A wannabe US bank robber failed dismally to relieve an Alabama bank of its cash since the teller simply could not understand what on earth he was saying.
According to The Birmingham News, the blagger entered the Compass Bank in eastern Birmingham last Friday lunchtime, "walked up to a teller and tried to explain that he wanted money".
Although the master criminal "did not appear to be speaking a foreign language", the clueless employee was unable to process his request.
Birmingham Police Robbery Sgt Johnny J Williams Sr explained: "He got frustrated and left." ®
Thanks to Hal Flynn for the tip-off. All "I've got a gub" comments welcome.
Y'all ain't never heard of a robber?
Truth be told, I've been to Alabama and some of their accents even I, a good old boy from the South, can't understand. Once, I had tell me about his truck: "My lights are 'coon eyed." Slur the words together into one long word, that is the way he sounded. And I didn't have a clue what he was saying. But I finally figured out the words, but not the meaning.
So to be fair, I believe this story. People in Alabama ain't got a Forrest Gump accent. I'm sure the robber was just plum frustrated.
i must admit i don't understand this story. If he was impossible to understand then how do we know he was trying to rob the place ? If he had a gun or some other threatening weapon the teller would understand it was a robbery even if he spoke no English at all. Sounds more like a disgruntled citizen wanting to sort out a banking issue which they totally failed to handle.
tsk Americans. :)
You git, the title of your post now means the whole office knows I was wasting time reading ElReg (laughter is unheard of in our office).