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.