Thursday, August 27, 2009

Corrie ATMs

no spoilers were used in the preparation of this post

A slight digression from all the mayhem and madness on the Street to highlight a news story about the launch of five ATMs (automated teller machines) in East London that will display prompts and options in Cockney language.

According to the Company, customers who opt for the Cockney option, will be asked to enter their Huckleberry Finn (PIN) and will then be able to select sausage and mash (cash) amounts such as a speckled hen (£10). The machine will then advise that the machine is contacting their Rattle and Tank (Bank) for approval.

Makes me wonder if Coronation Street shouldn't have its own distinctive ATM machines. I think they might work something like this:

Step 1: Please enter your PIN number (or Rosie Webster's PIN number)
[ ]

Step 2: Please select your transaction

[] withdraw money for a pint & kebab

[] withdraw money from Rosie Webster's account

[] transfer money from Underworld to Giles, Tony Gordon's accountant

[] transfer lottery winnings to Janice Battersby

Step 3: Please select the amount

[] £300 quid for a stolen car from Graham

[] £10,000 for a bookie's shop

[] £10 or £10,000 - what hurts is your friends mean nothing to you

[] don't bother, I'm skint

Step 4: Processing... please wait... processing...

Sorry, insufficient funds. You're barred. Have a nice day.


Shots from the hip... two bookies on Coronation Street? what are the odds? (sorry, I couldn't resist)... the countdown continues for the Corrie weekday time change. As of Monday, August 31, Corrie moves to 6.30pm on weekdays. Please check your local listings for the correct broadcast time in your region.

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