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Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORIDA!

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Sometimes stories come around that fully put into context the "duh" in Florida. A Florida man born without arms was told by a Tampa area Bank of America that he could not cash a check with the bank because the bank required a thumbprint and he could not provide one!

Bank of America's thumbprint rule applies to people who don't have accounts with the banking giant, and Steve Valdez was not a Bank of America customer. The check, written by Valdez's wife, was presented with two forms of identification but was still denied the service without a thumbprint.

Valdez said a bank manager gave him the option of either coming back to the bank with his wife to cash the check, or open an account himself.

A Bank of America spokeswoman said the bank has apologized to Valdez and the bank should have "offered alternative requirements if an individual isn't able to give a thumbprint.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

If I see someone having trouble, I try to give them a hand.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

Instead of sitting around with their thumbs up their asses, they should have found a solution.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

Thumbs up to the apology call.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

I blame Obama for not granting this man his 2nd Amendment rights!
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

On the one hand, this guy probably could have just gone to his own bank. On the other hand, I applaud the bank's apology. I can't put my finger on it, but I'm sure this points out something about how stupid people can be about "going by the book." A manager should have been able to lend a hand to resolve the situation. I'd definitely thumb my nose at them if I was treated this way.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that BofA really shouldn't need to apologize for these strongarm tactics. I don't have enough fingers to count all the times some person or another has whined they should be exempt from a reasonable policy. Why can't they grasp the concept of equal application of rules? Do they have to raise their fist in the air in protest, out of some reflex?

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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

I would have just whipped out my dick.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

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I would have just whipped out my dick.
You just caused me to wonder how this guy pees. Thank you for that.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

hi-five, salute, and round of applause to you all. you're all twisted
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

Guess he took the arm and a leg thing too far before having second thoughts.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

I'm all up in arms over this.
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they should have taken him into custardy
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

Serious question: Are non-arm stub prints unique to an individual in a manner similar to thumb prints? One would think that would suffice.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

They need to get a grip on their security policies.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

No need for the bank to be a heel about it. What about a toe-print?
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

When I was a bank teller, we were probably the second bank in Kansas City to adopt the thumb print signature program. Some fool asked this question..what if a man came in with no arms? We were told (semi-seriously) to get a toe print in that situation, I suppose the manager not really thinking it would happen.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

I've got to hand it to the guy, he really grabbed ahold of the publicity angle to get the public to wag their finger at BofA. They execs are probably doing a lot of hand-wringing over this one.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

Generic "Arm and a Leg" joke.....
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

too late, can't think of anything handy to say.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

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When I was a bank teller, we were probably the second bank in Kansas City to adopt the thumb print signature program. Some fool asked this question..what if a man came in with no arms? We were told (semi-seriously) to get a toe print in that situation, I suppose the manager not really thinking it would happen.
I went to school with a kid born w/o arms. This is totally reasonable - he used his legs and feet like arms. He took notes in class, opened his locker, changed out for gym all with his feet. Slip on shoes were his fav. thing obviously. At the prom he two dates - one for each his missing arms.
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

He should have thrown them the finger ... then again he still left empty-handed
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Re: Bank of America won't cash check without thumbprint from man with no arms - FLORI

You people are all going to hell.

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